Monday, December 17, 2012

Going back one thousand years...

Saturday night I, and some of my family members
were transported back 1000 years,
back to the Renaissance era
thanks to South Lafourch High Schools'
drama and choir.
A dinner theater put on my some very talented children,
one being our very own Tedi.
(Last one on right)
Pictures were hard to take and
although I have a few videos of the singing,
they are not the best quality but that's okay
because really, it's one of those things,
"You had to be there"
 The play was based around the meal of garnish hens 
and many other staples found in the period.
These kids did a fantastic job as did their choir and drama teacher, Tansy.
As I sat and enjoyed the whole experience, 
I know the majority of the people there, minds were
on the 20 little first graders who will never have the 
chance to join the drama or choir of their high school.
Their parents will never burst with pride watching them 
do whatever it is they might have done.
 Our Tedi was great, she always is.
She is the type of teen that anyone would want,
good through and through, involved in all things,
works for her own spending money, good grades.
She is not perfect but she is such a lovely little girl.
 Sometimes I just don't know how she does all she does.
I am so darn proud that she calls me Nannie.

During a part in the performance, this beautifully voiced
girl got up to sing a solo.
Oh Holy Night.
As she sang, i listened to this beautiful voice 
and really focused on the words and again,
could only think of the shootings that took the young lives
right from our world, their families.
 When she sang, 
"... Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
til He appeared and the soul felt it's worth
a thrill of hope..."
Oh how sad our God is with the things going on in our world.
I thought maybe it's time he return...
I had trouble holding back tears.
Then she sang the verse that we rarely hear and I didn't even 
know existed, fitting for the night,
"...Truly he taught us to love one another
His law is love and his gospel peace
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother
and in His name all oppression shall cease..."
Oh how I hope that is true.
That in His name that town and those families will
find some peace.
The message for the rest of the world...
truly he taught us to love one another...
Thank you to the SL drama and choir club
for all their hard work. This play could not have come at a better
time following the shootings.
Even though it was sad to think of the losses
and everything we seem to do today for enjoyment seems
like we shouldn't because of it,
these children brought us the promise of peace.

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