I cannot subscribe to you how much I like this day. My brother likes to say subscribe instead of describe and I think it’s funny, so I’ve just done it too. But really, it doesn’t get much better than this. It’s sunny and the trees have white and pink blossoms on them. It’s Monday, which is my FAVORITE day of the week. So many possibilities await us on Mondays. All the old stuff is over and new stuff is just around the bend. The time change is awesome. I can stay up so late now and not get tired! For a couple days at least, before it all catches up to me and I crash. But I’m not thinking about a couple days from now. I’m thinking about right now, and right now is lovely. Lent is more than halfway over and Easter’s just around the corner. I can’t tell you how rich and full and hopeful this makes me. And I just finished the craziest week ever, ending in a talent show at the girls’ school where our whole family participated.
I was in a completely humilating, completely crazy, completely fun group of moms singing an 80’s medley.
We called ourselves The Twisted Sisters
We whipped it good. And I threw my neck out in the process. I’m not sixteen anymore.
My husband, Chris and my brother, Rob sang U2 and made me smile.
My three daughters sang “The Call” while their dad accompanied on guitar and made me swell with emotion.
Grace, who we basically had to force to do this thing, did the best she’s ever done. She was so, so nervous. I was nervous for her. I wasn’t sure she could pull it off. And then she gets on stage and blows everyone away. Where did she come from? Afterwards, she hugged me and said, “You were right, Mom. I didn’t regret it.”
And Sadie sang the alto part like it was just another day at the office.
And Callie looks most like her dad when she sings, I think. A couple of cuties, they are.
Then Callie and Bethany sang “Lady in Spain” while Nathan played guitar, Connor played accordion, and Sadie played the shaker.
They did this cute little trumpet part with their lips.
It really was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I hope to have more fun like that. But I hope that the next time, I don’t have to look like the 80’s.
Man, I love these people.
We had so many beautiful friends and family there to support us. I believe that I am very blessed. (Here’s the link to all the pictures from the evening, for you really, really nice people) Phew. Am I ever glad I got this posted before crashing. I’ll put video up as soon as I have it.