Well, life goes on and we do manage to keep busy. Yesterday after work I met Ron and the kids at the rink for hockey practice then he went to work and I took the kids to their school for their first concert. It was lovely.
The theme this year was ‘Peace’ and the stage was decorated with white lights and lots of doves. There is an army base near here and many of the children come from military families or those related to or acquainted with the military. There is high awareness of our many soldiers who are overseas right now.
All the kids were onstage, dressed in white tops and black bottoms. Grant, and the kindergarten group were in the front, followed by the grades 1-3.
On risers in front of the stage they had the grades 4-6 kids. This school goes to grade 9 but the older ones have a separate concert.
The singing only lasted about an hour but it was so sweet, so touching. I just loved it. They opened with John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, sung in a mixture of French and English, totally off key. There were several different songs by age group. Some carols with the bells, some other tunes, played by members of the teaching staff.
At the end they sang “Its a Small World” with such joie de vivre it just made my day.
Ron had managed to get off work for an hour so he could watch with me. Our kids were so well behaved and solemn, sitting up there watching everything. However, Nicole just sprang to life whenever she got to sing. Grant hardly sang during the finale but on the way home he belted out “Its a Small World” in English and French and he fell asleep singing “Oh Canada” to himself. So precious.
I think it is a small world, and our blogosphere is helping to knit us tighter and closer. That’s a good thing.
Wishing you peace.