03 December, 2007

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is being performed downtown, I went yesterday afternoon with our daughter and my MIL. A local holiday tradition, it was enchanting, as always. Our daughter bought her grandmother's ticket and presented it to her for her birthday, two months ago, before she became sick. Yesterday was one of Mom's first outings since returning home from the hospital, and I daresay it was worth every bit of effort for her to attend. It was a very special day for the three of us, we had great seats on the main level and enjoyed every bit of the music presented by the Symphony Orchestra and the performance of the incredibly talented dancers. Bravo!

There were a great number of little girls in attendance, (aspiring ballerinas?), clutching their Grandma's hand and showing off this year's beautiful Christmas dress as they snuggled down into their theater seat to experience the magic of the Nutcracker for perhaps the first time. It wasn't that long ago that her Grandma made that very same dream come true for a little girl that I know, or was it? It was my honor yesterday to sit beside the lovely, smart woman that our daughter has become, I am deeply proud of her. It was my privilege to witness this woman who, with grace and wisdom, brought a precious dream full circle. That's worth a standing ovation!

Life is Good!

16 comments:

Teachergirl said...

You might want to give a heads up if you are posting a tear jerker! It was just as great as I remember...love you!

Sheila said...

This was a lovely post.What a lovely tradition, and one day perhaps you will take a granddaughter there for the first time.
A great start to the Christmas season..
Hugs
xx

Ancestor Collector said...

I love starting my day with something warm and happy. Thanks for a nice beginning to this day. :-) Makes me feel all good inside.

Hugs!

Nancy said...

Doncha just love that bursting with pride feeling that we get from our kids sometimes! And I'm so glad your MIL was well enough to attend. Life is very good.

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

Priceless... thank you for sharing something so wonderful!

teodo said...

What a lovely day have you had!
I love ballet too........

Happy to read that MIL feels better.
ciao ciao

meggie said...

How lovely for the three of you!

Pam said...

That sounds like such a wonderful Christmas tradition :))

Good to hear your Mother in Law is out of hospital and doing better -- Life is good :))

Anne Heidi said...

Thank you for sharing, sounds like a perfect evening for the three of you. A lovely post indeed!

Tanya said...

How lovely. I'm so glad that your mother in law was feeling up to going out with you. God's blessings are good.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Oh, I am so happy to hear that your Mom was up to such a wonderful outing. Sounds like you all had a good time.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a blessing! The Nutcracker Ballet is so wonderous. One of my favorite things to do so I am especially relating to the magnficient experience you had. Oh thank you for sharing this very happy and heartfelt occassion with us. I sooo love your Blog!

Libby said...

Oh yes, I remember taking The Princess as a little girl . . . hopefully we can re-establish the tradition once she's closer to home. I can just imagine what a fun day it was for you *s*

paula, the quilter said...

It's a gift in itself to see what wonderful people our children become. Hat's off to you! This (Nutcracker ballet)is a tradition I tried to establish but TheKid told me after the first time he wouldn't go again. So I went with Auntie to the Denver Ballet to see it until she became too frail.

atet said...

What a special memory for all of you! I can't wait til my little one is old enough to go to see A Christmas Carol with my mother and I for the same reasons!

Marcie said...

Very sweet! What a treat for you!