Monday, February 1, 2010

OMEA All State Choir Performance

Brittany you are so much like your G'ma look at the shoes in hand.

Friday was the big night for Brittany. Seems as if we have been waiting forever for that day to get here. We got Buddy settled in at TLC Kennel so he wouldn't be stuck at home all of those hours by himself. He got the full treatment with a bath and pedicure before we picked him up on Saturday. For those that are new to my blog, Brittany and her friend Ryan Adams were chosen from Pike County Schools (Waverly High School) to be a part of the Ohio All State Choir. Their performance was Friday night at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. The music was outstanding in itself, but even more so when I think about the fact that these young people had three full days to practice together before their concert. They came from all over the state of Ohio. I am in awe of the talent these young people possess and so very proud of our Brittany.

Ohio All State Choir performing in front of the OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association)

We were treated to a beautiful rendition of 'Amazing Grace' that was composed following 9-11, by Roger Ames. The thought that was behind this rendition, was that as tragic as the events of that day was, as tragic as the loss of life.......... The real tragedy was the children of those that died who were left behind to live their lives without a parent and in some cases both parents.

We did manage to arrive in Cincinnati early enough to find some place to grab a bite to eat, so I could take my insulin shot. We walked about 1 1/2 blocks (blocks there are giant sized) and found a little Mexican restaurant. They had a really good chicken burrito by the way.When you are walking about in a city as large as Cincinnati you can't help, but notice the homeless people trying to find a warm corner to stand in. "Out of sight, out of mind." I think that is true for many of us when it comes to the homeless in our country. Yet, when we come face to face with this a person can't help, but face another fact of life. In today's world with the economy what it is, we should think to ourselves, "There, but for the grace of God, go I." That was the thought that I had.

Wishing you a day filled with gratitude for your blessings.

1 comment:

farmlady said...

What fun for Brittany. I remember going to big choir competitions. I loved the excitement.
We have no idea how many people are suffering from this recession. Life is not really very good for some folks right now. My youngest son has been out of work for a year. It's very hard. It's just got to get better soon.