This is a bit of an odd prompt but when I saw it was on for this week, I immediately knew I was going to write about last night.
As you may, or may not, know, I didn't get married until I was 36. However, I wanted to get married and have kids for a very long time. I was pretty okay being single until about age thirty, but the following years got more difficult as I wondered if it would ever happen for me. Well, fast forward ten years and here I am, at age 43, a wife and mother to a 6 and 4 year old. And last night was such a typical parent evening, that it made my day special.
First of all, Rachel had dance, and the last ten minutes of her dance class was a viewing for the parents. Rachel joined about half her class in dancing to The Nutcracker Suite and it was beautiful and hilarious at the same time. I posted about the last seven seconds of the dance on Instagram, but here is a slightly longer video.
After that we rushed to the school so Rachel could perform on stage in her "big concert" with her classmates. I videoed the first song but it is super-long (over three minutes) and Rachel is in the back so you can barely see her most of the time. Instead, here are a few pictures from the second song.
You can hear her yelling, "Mommy! Mommy! Sam!" over the noise of the crowd and it melted my heart. Plus, as I've mentioned before, the kilt she is wearing is one I wore when I was six.
So after years of joining my friends to cheer on their kids at their dance performances and school concerts, what made my day special yesterday was being able to watch my daughter at her own events.
What is making today special is that we are heading to our nearest children's hospital to see a specialist about a small health issue which Sam has. We are praying that it will be corrected over time rather than with surgery and hopefully today, we will get an answer. So if you could pray for peace of mind for all us, no matter what the outcome is, I would really appreciate it.