Yes, the big day arrived. Nooo. I don't mean Sue and Bill's anniversary. Okay, so it was THAT day too but even more importantly, it was Jonas Day!
The day of Grace's first concert! Whoo Hoo! Bill drove me, Grace, Grace's BFF Miss K and Miss K's mom to Columbus. He took a book and headed out to a quiet spot after dropping us off at the concert venue. Here are the girls in front of Nationwide Arena. The girls standing in front of The Jonas Brother's bus. Graffiti is encouraged and boy! There are layers upon layers of messages and names and, well, expressions of PURE devotion to the 3 Jonas boys. Grace points at her message... Miss K points at hers... The girls pose with a poster, standing along side their particular object of affection. Miss K with Nick, Grace with Joe. Sorry Kevin! *smile* Entering the arena...the excitement builds!
Mom kicked in for the program...aw gee. It WAS her first concert and all...
How long now Mom? How long? HOW LONG?
The crowd has filed in and thousands of fans take their seats. Yes, it WAS a sell out!
Oh yes, we do, we truly DO! Ohio ROCKS!
Is this a face of a young girl in complete and utter awe or what?
Then the reality set in and the SCREAMING began!
The brothers three...
2 very happy girls, 2 very happy moms...
Uh huh. The moms were happy too!
It was such fun. I felt so lucky to have had the chance to be a part of this with Grace.
It was a joy to share this special night. I have had a few people tell me they would have hated the experience. Phooey. These boys are good. Talented like crazy. The music was good, fun and
of the sort that can be shared with Grandmas, Moms, Dads, teenage sisters and little sisters alike.
To write these guys off as another silly *boy band* or *all bubble gum* is wrong. Oh so wrong!
Their music is clean but well done and on that note, just what is wrong with being CLEAN anyhoo?
The words CLEAN and talent are NOT mutually exclusive!
So thank you to our friends, the Marcum family, for helping us "live the dream" .
Thank you to The Jonas Brothers for such a wonderful night!
All of you made my little girl's dream come true...and with it, mine as well.
Why? Some of you know Grace's adoption story. She came to us at 6 1/2 and it took awhile before she would allow us to shower HER with affection. It was not something she was used to or was comfortable with. It was almost a year before she allowed us to hug her, another year before she didn't pull away when we tried to kiss her. She loved to cuddle and loved us, that we knew, and we were sure that, given time, our daughter would begin to return those hugs and kisses. Last year she began giving awesome hugs but those kisses still eluded us. On Wednesday night, as we tucked her into bed, both Bill and I got hugs AND kisses to go along with her sleepy, "Thank you for all of tonight...thank you SO much". Those sweet kisses have become a regular part of our good nights since then...and oh what a happy treat.
What was it about this concert that unlocked this ability? I don't know and I don't care! We are just relishing each hug, each kiss...
Wishing each one of you a sweet week...be good to yourselves!
Love and Hugs,