Yesterday afternoon we were at a birthday party for a friend. We played volleyball in the rain, chatted, had cake and ice cream, etc, etc. The normal birthday party setting. I didn't think it would be the time or place for me to find out my calling in life, though. That sort of thing seems more appropriate in a garden setting, or early morning sunrise, or up in the mountains looking down upon creation. However, I've learned in the past that my "romantic" notions are usually chilled in the refrigerator of reality. ;-)
So, my 'inspirational moment' happened whilst I was washing my hands in the bathroom after playing some muddy volleyball. I happened to look up in the mirror and saw a reflection of a girl with a few dots of mud on her face, hair wet from the rain, and an otherwise normal appearance on her face. There was only one thing that wasn't so normal in that reflection. When I saw this, I knew what I was meant to be. I knew that I had the potential for a particular job that so many also enjoy. The type of calling that requires diligence, patience, loving kindness, and patience (yes, I mention that twice on purpose). What is this wonderful, glorious job, you ask? What was it that inspired me to realize that this was my calling? Well, the job is called Motherhood. More particularly, mother of more than 2 children. How did I figure this out? Well, in the flurry of getting out the door on time, I quickly grabbed up a pair of earrings and put them in as I ran out the door. It wasn't until I was washing my hands in that inspiring bathroom that I realized I had put in two different earrings. One was a pink flower, the other a red and black.......... *pause for laughter*
I believe it will be mostly mothers who can laugh and understand exactly what this is like. I almost died laughing when I saw that reflection. In any case, I now know that I am quite prepared for that side of motherhood. ;-) White hairs, forgetful memory, and unmatched articles of clothing (yes, all of those apply to me).
On other newsworthy notes, I am happy to say that costumes are coming along and I am hoping to share some pictures in the near future. Drama is also going well. We are into our 4th week this Wednesday. We've begun memorizing lines and are doing rigorous practices each week. The director and assitant director have done a wonderful job of splitting up scenes so that only a few thespians need to be present at practices each week. This means that we go over 3-4 scenes several times and really work on them, as opposed to just going over as many scenes as we can during practice. It also helps with distraction because since not everyone is there, only those who need to be up on 'stage' are there to work (so no worries about whispered conversations on the side getting a little too loud.. ;-) ) It works quite well and means that everyone has more time to focus and really work on their parts. That probably made no sense, but oh well. I did a get a few pictures of two practices ago, and I hope to get more a little later, then share them on the ABC Drama Blog.
Otherwise, life has been the normal, hectic, crazy life that we live. ;-) How have y'all been? Anything new and exciting going on? I'd love to hear about! So, drop a comment! =D