Fair Is An Amazing Young Lady Whose Story Has Just Begun
While Fair’s father and mother are writing this blog we thought it would be best for you to learn about Fair from her own words.
From the very beginning, I believe God created in me a passion for music. Throughout my childhood, I was fortunate to be surrounded by many relatives who sang or played an instrument, and they helped to cultivate my passion. As a six-year old, I began taking piano lessons from my grandma and fell in love with the instrument. My musical abilities continued to grow each year, and I developed the capacity to be able to play with more depth and feeling. I competed annually in the TFMC Junior Music Festival starting very young and continued to compete until this year when I graduated from high school. A few years back, I began accompanying for local string students, and in 2018/2019, I was awarded the title Junior Accompanist of the Year.
For several years, I volunteered by performing with other musicians at the Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center playing in ensembles and duets, accompanying, and playing solos. I would never have thought that someday, I would also be battling cancer myself.
After spending several months praying and asking God what He wanted me to do with my life, I felt a calling to someday start my own piano studio and teach children to play. I also clearly heard God say that He wanted me to study at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In response, I applied to the university and in 2020, was not only accepted, but also given numerous scholarships that completely covered my tuition and expenses.
This cancer is a major curve ball that has been thrown into my story, but it does not define who I am. However, I believe God is planning to shape my character and strengthen my courage and faith in Him. I look forward to what God has planned for my life, whether it involves piano or if He has something else in mind, and I am trusting Him to carry me through this. Thank you for all your prayers and support!