Saturday, July 19, 2008

Opening Night


This is Drama Girl's hair. I didn't do it, the hair stylists for her play did. It's gorgeous. In fact, she's gorgeous. When did all this happen?

It wasn't so long ago that I was the one doing the talking; "Yeah, sure, try out for the school play." But tonight I did the listening. To her dead-on performance and hilarious Russian accent. I listened to the applause. I listened while the woman behind me, someone I've never seen before in my life, told her friend "I love that girl! She's so great! She's so funny! I love everything she does!"

When did she stop being just mine and start belonging to other people? How can someone who doesn't know me, know her?

I waited while she took her last bow and then ran off stage with the rest of the cast. Not to me. She didn't run to me.

She ran to a boy. Who gave her red roses.

Congratulations on another great opening night Drama Girl. I'll always be here for you. In the wings.

12 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Cheryl Lage said...

Wow! What a wonderful feeling that must have been to overhear that conversation :)

Beautiful post...save this and share it with DramaGirl when she is nominated for her first Emmy. :)

noble pig said...

OMG to see them grow up is just amazing.

It sounds like it was a wonderful night!

Elizabeth said...

How wonderful. Her hair looks lovely. Congrats on the performance! Pax, E

MadMad said...

What a great post! So well put. My daughter is the same age, and you do often find yourself thinking exactly those things: she has this whole life with other people in it who know her, too. It must have felt great to hear the audience member behind you, though. (I'm getting ready for what I might overhear about my son... yikes!)

eileen said...

This really is a wonderful post. Her hair is beautiful, and I could just see her running to get the rose. You painted a very lovely picture.. gave me a lump in my throat.

franticallysimple said...

Lovely. What a sweet and sad memory...

Patty said...

This post made me cry. And, I love her hair.

Grand Life said...

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Judy

Kelsey said...

Aww they grow up way too fast! Im so glad her opening night went great!

Scary Mommy said...

So sweet. I teared up thinking about my drama girl all grown up. Great job on the hair!

Lidian said...

I know, I know...me too! I have a 14 yo who was in her first dance recital and I felt just like you, only you wrote it so perfectly. Thank you! (Now am getting misty...I have 2 girls, a preteen and abovementioned teen)

Little Lovables said...

such a sweet post!

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