We made it! What an adventure we've had thus far! We will never forget "the year we did the pageant". When we walked out of the hotel early last friday morning and found that our Suburban with all our luggage had been taken from the hotel parking lot, we were in complete shock. With an hour and 25 minutes until our flight left, there was not much time for discussion or decision making. We had been planning this experience for a very long time. So, we filed the report and got on the plane. We had our PJs from that night and Dave and Sara's stinky clothes from Girls Camp the night before. That was it.
It has gone uphill from there. We have had many hours of rehearsal and costuming. We have had many devotionals and songs. PArker and Sara joined the choir. In cast team time (Times that you are not rehearsing) we have met many new people and played a lot. Our Gadianton Robbers game has been a hit.
In the end, the experience has far outweighed the plight of stolen luggage. I will never forget the feeling and shock of loss but it has made me appreciate our health and safety and important things. We also have recognized that we can live on less. My mom's wise words have comforted me a lot this last week. "you can't take it with you!"
So, the show continues. We have not "broken a leg" but we have been able to experience amazing things and discover what matters...and what doesn't. (Any one who wants to drop off ice cream next week though when I get home and start all the work on insurance claims and all the paperwork, feel free!)
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