Last Sunday we road tripped to see the SEMO Opera. D had a lead role. The journey to the stage was a rough one for the musically gifted and passionate young adults. As tough a journey as it was for them, they bounded as a family and lifted each other when needed. Their friend who's life ended too soon; her family was in the audience supporting the opera--because it was something their child was passionate about. An opera performance dedicated to their dear friend, a performance recognized with deep sadness, sorrow, and yet joy by her family. Yes, there was tears--by many.
As we've done for every performance of D's life, there was a bouquet of flowers.
For the first time in her college career she had the support of both her big sisters.
By the time the week came to a close I was completely exhausted from work. I had two days straight of forms, file folders and letters--too much non-sense! So I came home, kicked off my shoes, poured a nice glass of Cabernet, struck a fire and had some deep chair time!
I say farewell to January and hello to February! I'm counting down to things like Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day and President's Day...a paid day off is so worthy of a count down!