middle school SuperBug

The Last School Concert of 2018

Well, we did it!  It’s over!  Bug just completed his last concert of the 2017-18 school year.  He just completed his last concert of sixth grade.  The kids sang a few songs from Hamilton and Mary Poppins.  They did an amazing job and were perfect little songbirds.  It was wonderful! 

Giving the welcome “rules”

As I was watching them, I couldn’t help but feel gratitude.  When I was growing up, there wasn’t a car in the household.  All plays, concerts, and special events were performed without anyone from my family being there.  I loved to perform with the marching band in high school and didn’t mind the absences too much, but I absolutely hated it when I was younger.  I watched as kids’ parents bought flowers and hugs while I just waited for someone to provide a ride home.  It wasn’t my great grandmother’s fault.  Such a thing just wasn’t available to us at the time.

I remember thinking if I were ever to have children of my own, I would come to every event as well as I could.  I’ve made it to most of them.  On occasion I have gotten to one or two late because of schedule conflicts, but I always made it and always made sure my son saw my face.  Tonight, he was taken to the concert early since they had to rehearse prior.  I watched him search the crowd for my face and then saw the smile that covered his face when he saw me.  That it always an amazing moment for me.

Now, I am reminded that if it is God’s will, Bug will be a 7th grader next year!  What a beautiful and amazing joy that will be!

At the end of the night, the concert was a great event.  Even though he missed a baseball game and a choir rehearsal for it, I wouldn’t have traded it for anything.  I’m so proud of him and can’t wait to see what next year will have in store for him!

Have a great evening!

-K

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