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.