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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Oh My, Oh My, Oh, Kevin, Joe And Nick!

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!
Grace had saved her money for months so she could buy a concert shirt.
Mom kicked in for the 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!
I got this shot of Gracie just as the boys took the stage.
Is this a face of a young girl in complete and utter awe or what?
Then the reality set in and the SCREAMING began!
Oh Nick!
The brothers three...
Oh Joe!
Oh Kevin!
And, after 3 hours of music, dancing, screaming and singing, it came to an end.
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 good to yourselves!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Oh my goodness, you can tell from the girls faces that they had a wonderful time. Just look at those smiles! You done good Mom and Dad and those kisses were well deserved. You made a young girl's dream come true. Nice you had a good time in the process too. :) Great post, Bunny Lady, thanks for sharing the awesome concert with us. xxoo

Cindy J. said...

What a wonderful story..thank-you so much for sharing these special moments with us.

Holly said...

What a wonderful night! My youngest likes Joe best too! How nice to hear that Grace is continuing to grow in your love and care, and beginning to return the affection. What a sweet Mom and Dad you must be! Thank you for sharing your concert tour. . .

BittersweetPunkin said...

Sounds WONDERFUL and you got some great pics too!

...and Happy Anniversary to you!


Cass @ That Old House said...

What a wonderful post! I smiled all the way through it.

Grace looks ecstatic! And those hugs and kisses? There is nothing sweeter. What a wonderful blessing you are to her, and she to you.

Did I ever tell you my sister and her family live in the same town the Jonas brothers grew up in? My nieces know the boys.

Tell that to Grace!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Sweet post, Sue! Sweet in every way possible!!!

Bonnie said...

What a great night for all. Loved those pictures of the girls faces. You and your friend are the best moms. And bless Bill for driving you and then hanging somewhere for 3 hours waiting. You are some special people. Grace is one lucky girl.

Sandi McBride said...

I don't know what emotions I feel right now...brings back memories of my first Beatles concert...and the headache my mom had for days head didn't hurt, but my heart did, lol...oh how I loved George!!! So glad that Gracie and her pal had such a great time and that they have you to provide them with the necessities of life!!! Like concerts!

Susan said...

What a great Mom you are. I didn't have that myself and when I read a post like this it reminds me that you are giving Grace the best gifts of all. Love, self confidence, a belief in herself and did I mention LOVE. Lovely post. Lucky her, lucky you. xo from the Gang

salmagundi said...

That was an incredible night out with those two cute girls. You must have had wonderful seats to get those incredible pictures. You really scored BIG on the Mom points for that excursion!!! Plus, kudos to Bill for driving you - that's a dedicated Dad. Sally

Cherdecor said...

What a great story and such an emotional ending! You and Bill are great parents!

Rosemary said...

You are a great mom to do that!
The look on Grace's face says it all.
You are making it happen!!
Have a wonderful week,

Brenda Eason said...

What a great time and I love those smiles.

Darlene said...

What great pictures!! You have never heard screaming like you do in one of those concerts do you!?!? I took my daughter & a friend two years ago to see Hannah Montana, and the Jonas Brothers were the backup band. They put on an awesome show!!!! I had as much fun as the girls just watching all the kids and the show.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Sweet Sue,

Grace will not only remember her first concert...she will always remember that she shared it with you. What a wonderful gift.. :)


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...just thougth I'd peek around a bit, before I continue with my rooster partying...

and saw that your Susie is a Jonas Brothers fan :o)

Our son, 19 now, but at 16, he represented Children's Miracle Network for the state of Georgia (he is a cancer survivor).

In 2007, he was asked to sing & play guitar at the telethon held in Disney. The Jonas Brothers performed as well, and our son and the boys hung out a lot during our stay there. Great boys :o)

I plan to post some more about that time, perhaps before their annual telethon next year. But I did post one photo of them in a collage. My son is the one with the very long hair! haha He was growing it out after he had lost it from treatments, so that he could donate it to Locks of Love.

Blessings & Aloha!

Pamela said...

you are such a good mom.

DeniseMarie said...

stalker love!! I'm raising boys but there are lots of girls on the steet and I've heard the fuss over these guys. :0)

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I know they had a wonderful time....m..

Cote de Texas said...

what a doll she is! I love this!!! I remember going to see Britney Spears and the Spice Girls!!!! haha!! in a limo - we wen to the Spice Girls in a limo. oy!!!! what we will do for our little girls. except mine is 18 now and just came home at 1:00 on a school night. she is in big trouble!! not really. she had a good reason.

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage said...

Wow, how wonderful! And the photos are fabulous!


Deb said...

What a wonderful ending to a perfect night for all of you ♥

Kathleen Grace said...

Awww Susie! That is the sweetest thing I've heard! Enjoy those hugs and kisses, each one is a treasure:>) What a perfect end to a fun, fun night!

Laurie said...

So sweet! What a happy ending to a fun story!

Lallee said...

This made me feel young again--flashback time. The girls look adorable and I can just picture them swooning over those adorable boys.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Oh~ I haven't been by in ages. It is soo easy to get lost in blogdome.

This looks like such a fantastic evening. I can see you playing the Jonas brother's at her wedding... believe me they grow up all to fast. Enjoy your precious moments.

Come visit!

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