Thank you Mum.
Thank you for showing me that you can be part of your children’s lives and still have a career.
Thank you for making music a part of our lives as much as it was your students.
Thank you for encouraging all of us to sing in all its forms – for church, for charity, in choirs, in competition, and in the car.
Thank you for finding a song in everything and teaching us all the songs you knew. I can’t pass the time now without thinking, what song will make the time fly by?
Thank you for encouraging us gently and letting us make the decisions about music, but when the time came, always being there when we were performing.
Thank you for finding the time, the week before a big production, to do something special with us.
Thank you for showing me that a winning smile and a polite thank you puts an audience at ease, and that divas are simply painful.
Thank you for continuing to encourage me as a musician.
I love being a music teacher because of you and any time someone says, you’re just like your mum, I beam with pride thinking that I might reflect a little bit of you.
If you had Wendy Williams as your music teacher at Port Moresby International School (1987- 1994), Laidley State High School, St. Ursulas College or St. Savior’s College and have a memory of her that you’d like to share (school musicals, the school band or choir, the United Nations Festival, the school trip and subsequent performances in the US by students from PNG, etc.) please write it in the comments section and I’ll make sure she reads it.