Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Journal - All Shook Up

So Sunday was kind of an exciting day. I got to see Mom’s house for the first time, and I also finally got to see my daughter, Brenna.
We went to church as usual on Sunday morning. We go to the early service so we usually are home by 11am or so. Before we left Kearney on this particular morning, we stopped by Subway an picked up some sandwiches since we weren’t going to have a lot of time. We came home, ate our sandwiches, and were off again, to Gibbon this time to Mom’s house.
We arrived at Mom’s at about 1pm or so and I got to spend a few minutes looking around her house. She just moved into that house in July of 2010 so I had never seen it before. It’s a pretty nice house. It’s fun seeing places I’ve been to lots of times but have never actually seen.
At around 1:30, it was time to head to Kearney for Brenna’s play. Brenna is a freshman this year at Kearney High. She loves singing and dancing and all that so naturally she gets involved in all the plays that come along. This play was called “All Shook Up” and was about a motorcycle riding roustabout who comes to a small town and teaches the backwater people the joys of rock and roll and dancing and necking in public. I gotta tell you, this was a fabulous play. Kearney High has a lot of talented kids. The acting, the production, the sound and lighting, the music, it was all very well done.
Like I said, Brenna is a freshman, so her part was not a big one, but she played it very well nonetheless. During most of the musical numbers, there were a lot of backup singers and dancers, boys in denim and girls in poodle skirts. Brenna was one of these. We were sitting pretty close to the front, but I couldn’t really make out any faces. Once Joni pointed her out to me, however, I was able to pick her out by her costume each time she came out. She’s pretty enthusiastic on stage and you can tell she has a lot of fun with it. In a couple of years, she’ll probably have the lead role.
After the play was over, we went out to the hallway and waited. Pretty soon Brenna came out to see us and I got my first good look at her. Of course, I already knew she was beautiful so that was no surprise. Luckily, I also knew that she was very tall or I may have been a bit shocked. She’s fourteen-years-old and almost as tall as me, nearly 6 feet. It sure was great to see her, poodle skirt an all. We talked for a few minutes and then she had to go help tear down the sets since it was their last performance.
And that was it. We got back home at around 5 or 5:30, happy but tired. I still get kind of worn out when there’s a lot of activity, like I did when I was blind. Before, it was because I had to concentrate so hard on my surroundings, and now because there is just so much to see I guess. I suppose that will pass with time.

Psalms 7:17 "I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” ESV

Psalms 21:13 "Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.” ESV

1 comment:

  1. I told ya she was an awesome kid! :) Now you can actually see it for yourself!

    That roustabout was pretty tall too. Darned near broke my neck lookin' up at him.

    teeheehee ;)