Under The Sea



If you are wondering where I am for the week, I have been swimming under the sea with my girl in her middle school performance of The Little Mermaid, Jr. and her role as Flounder.

Yesterday was the in-school performance and there were a few major hiccups.  As a result, my girl ended up having to do an additional solo with about 10 minutes to prepare, in front of all her peers.

She rose to the occasion and come through for her director and cast in such a beautiful way.  I can’t even imagine pulling that off at my age, never mind at the age of 12.  I can not even put into words how amazing these types of experiences are for my girl and I am so thankful that our school district puts so much energy into the drama program.

I took some time yesterday to get pictures of all the kids in their costumes that are so beautifully made by the incredible team I have had the privilege of working with.   I wish I could share them all, but I have to respect the privacy of kiddos.  I may edit some of the pictures down next week so that they are just of the costumes.

But, I can share my girl.

Tonight, the makeup will go on and her hair will be in a “faux hawk” – pray for me that I can do that!  All the flash and all the glitz and glitter are amazing – but my eyes will only be on her amazing smile.  The look on her face when she is up there is worth all of the work and the time.

She will be up there catching the light.


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9 thoughts on “Under The Sea”


  1. What a great costume, and your daughter is beautiful! Tell her to go catch that rising star! My girls grew up in the world of dance and theater, and now my oldest is a co-director of our city’s annual major arts festival which involves all art venues coming together for a 10-day festival here in Charleston, WV. You just never know where the star will lead……:)
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. Your girl is beautiful! I love reading your blog and following along with the adventures of your beautiful family. You are incredibly blessed!

  3. Congratulations to your gorgeous and fearless daughter, the entire cast of the show, to you and the other costume and stage designers. Best wishes for the show tonight. Cheers, Ardith

  4. She is an adorable Flounder! Both of my girls began musical theater in middle school 🙂 My youngest was a Mersister in Little Mermaid Jr as an 8th grader. I am still involved with our middle school’s musicals even though my girls are a sophomore and senior now. It never ceases to amaze me what these kids are capable of doing at such young age! Cheers to a fantastic show tonight. Break a leg Flounder!