In the time in my life when I NEEDED a momma, God gave me many. I grew up in foster care, you see.
When I was in 6th grade I fell in love with the sound of the clarinet.
When I was placed in 7th, my 2 filters were writing and the band. I got to join that year. Little did I know. I would be engulfed in love and acceptance.
I was no longer a misfit.
We were a VERY small band. Maybe 20 members.
All of us needed love in the most basic forms-
Acceptance and just someone listening to us.
Linda Carpenter Cobb was just that and so MUCH more to me. She worked harder than anyone I know, working multiple jobs in healthcare and able to be the Color guard Director for multiple tiny schools in our little place in the woods.
It took her mother's love to give us EACH what we needed. We weren't JUST a band. We were a family.
It was only then were we gained the confidence to not only play but to compete I festivals, solo festivals and competitions. We won trophies. A LOT OF TROPHIES.
My senior year we actually competed against our biggest rival- Sequoyah High School with our jazz themed show.
I will NEVER forget our talks. I'll never forget our times around the piano, playing Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast. I'll never forget that time when you said the stove was "broken" and how you and Robert were going out to eat. LOL
I'll never forget you, momma Linda and all that you've done for YOUR "kids". You've only been gone for 1 day but I miss you like crazy. You helped me become the woman I am today with your bubbly demeanor and kick ass attitude and a heart for everyone around you. *sighs with tears*
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