Won’t lie. Since Thanksgiving, and all of it’s feelings, up until now, the holidays have pretty much sucked.
It could be worse. So much worse. Still the fact remains that December has mostly been not much fun at all for me. Of course that does wonders for one’s mood. But one afternoon while sipping some tea from a mug from a Christmas past, I was gently reminded. Easier said than done this letting my heart be light, I know. Still I was going to try doing my best to focus on the excitement of my preteen aged son who desperately still wants to believe in Santa, the joy of receiving holiday cards from family and friends (few though they may be) and the excitement of children ready to sing their little hearts out at their school’s holiday concert…
Hazel’s very first school concert! And while she seemed to be looking everywhere for her family, I tried my best to get a good shot of her.
Easier said than done if people in front of us insist on standing through most of the concert.
This letting my heart be light is harder than it looks what with views like these. I get y’all want to see your darling child because Hazel’s family wants to see her just as much as you two. But it’s okay. No one behind you two really wants to see anything but the back of your heads.
I literally counted to ten because it’s the holidays, I’m trying to let my heart be light, it’s Hollie’s birthday and this is Hazel’s (and some 300 other students) moment. So finally I got up, walked to the front of the multi-purpose room, waved to Hazel and got this shot.
Seriously adorable reindeer, aren’t they?
Having got the shot, I quickly moved back to my seat in the way back and listened to the rest of the concert…what I could hear because EVERYBODY needed to listen to this lady’s LOUD running commentary of all the shopping she has left to do, her grown children’s adventures and woes, how she just can’t shake this
smoker’s cough bronchitis and the fact that she couldn’t hear those kids singing.
Letting my heart be light…letting my heart be light…letting my heart be light…
I’m trying. I swear I am really trying.