We are in the season of endings. Our daughter will graduate from high school in a few weeks. Now that we know our little guy will be adopted, we are preparing ourselves to let him go. The endings lead to wonderful beginnings- a future and a hope for both of them. But that doesn't lessen the pain of good-bye- it only gives the good-bye meaning. For me, there are many tears these days- some unexpected, some at the usual times. My heart is really aching.
The last choir concert. I made it through the high concert but when the middle schoolers started singing "Can You Feel the Love tonight" from the Lion King, I started bawling.
The school play with the usual multi-lingual instructions at the beginning - English/Chinese/Korean
Please turn off your cell phones, take out crying children, no flash photography.
Elisabeth as Marmee
Marmee and Jo-international casting! Marmee's daughters were African-American, Korean and Filipina! Mr. March was Korean.
After the show, the cast was called up and the Seniors came forward.
Their amazing director spoke to them as this was their last play. This led to much sobbing from mother's in the audience, including me.
And then they danced....
and danced....in hoop skirts!
A joyful ending to a emotional moment.