Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Merry Old Land Of Oz

We're off.

To see the wizard, and experience something new, and broaden our days.

Sydni and I have lived at The Steward School in Richmond since 9:00 AM yesterday. Two Friday shows, three today, two more tomorrow after church - then next weekend we do it all again.

There is so much I don't know about theatre.

There is so much I don't know about sitting under a conductor.

There is so much I don't know, and it's good to be reminded of that.

A few days ago, what I didn't know terrified me.

Tonight, I have my wits about me. I've found my footing - in the music, in the conversation, and in the joy that bursts out of the music and the dancing and the acting and the sets and the costumes and all that combines to make an incredible performance.

Excellence. It honors God and inspires people.

It's a privilege to participate. And it's an honor to be stretched.

Syd's having a blast, but she's tired. And she's struggling with some sort of allergy to the makeup she's using. We have changed everything we can think of, we're dosing her with Benadryl - but she wakes up every morning with her eyes swollen nearly shut.

Plus somebody dropped a chair on her toe in school last week, and her toenail is falling off.

She's a trouper; I'm so proud of her attitude and her commitment. She inspires me in so many she's doing a GREAT job in the show!

There's a possibility that I will have a few extra tickets for next Saturday. If you're interested, let me know....


Jessica said...

Tell Sydni I am so proud of her! She is a tough girl and I know she gets it from you.
Love you both!
See you tonight! I am bringing a ton of Edge kids (=

Anonymous said...

We'll be there next weekend and if you nice we might bring your husband...(ooops) I mean you soon to be husband. Syd is so talented(like her mom) I know God is going to use her to reach many throughout her life...what and amazing young lady she is!

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