My Last Born

Sixteen years ago, on July 26, 2000, Colin Michael Busick, was born and completed our little family.

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My second little ginger came swiftly and easily and has never given us one bit of trouble since he arrived.  Easy to laugh, even-tempered, and always a smile on his face, he was the dream child for a young mother with two other young children.

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Colin has always had an active imagination and used it when he transformed himself into a Bionicle:

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Or participated in the dance classes I taught:

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It was only natural that he would latch on to gaming and music.

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It is so bittersweet when your youngest starts school.  Colin was my constant companion until he started kindergarten, so the only thing I could do was to keep busy when he started school.  I started teaching group fitness classes at L.A. Fitness to distract me.

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When Colin was 8, the music frenzy started.  He started with piano first, and then clarinet once he got to middle school.

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We were so lucky to be in Leander ISD with it’s awesome music and arts programs!

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And as it always happens, time flew by and before we knew it, Colin was a Timberwolf!

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(First Uniform Fitting)

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(Hot Summer Practice On the Blacktop)

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(First Show Freshman Year:  “For Whom The Bell Tolls

And the Award Winning Sophomore Year: “What’s Opera Doc?”

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It was a wonderful thing to watch this outstanding band win the Texas State 5A Championship!!

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Our Gold Medalist!!!!!

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The award winning performance!

Summer band practice starts tomorrow and this is going to be an exciting season, as the band is gearing up to go to the granddaddy of all band competitions…The Grand Nationals in Indianapolis!!!  Can’t wait to see them “bring it”!

It should be noted that Colin has also picked up the trumpet in the last year.  His goal is to march with a drum corps this next summer and get the experience he needs to pursue Music Education.  He wants to be a band director.

This year has also brought changes and milestones:

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Music Milestones…

And first girlfriend!

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It doesn’t surprise me.  Colin is polite, kind, funny, smart, and handsome. Yes, I’m biased, but I’m sure Colin’s Emily agrees!

As wonderful as it is to watch your children grow up and become interesting and wonderful adults…sometime I just wish I could wind the clock back…just for a moment.  What wouldn’t I give to be able to kiss this little face again!

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Colin, I feel so fortunate and blessed to be your mother…

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every single day!

 

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