Ok it's been way to long since I've blogged but for great reasons, and I felt like I finally had the time today to sit and talk about the wonderful experiences I've had latley. 1st off I want to talk about the youth cultural celebration. Our church is getting a temple in calgary. And they do a big production with all the youth where they talk about the culture and church from where the temple is being built, so imagine 6 stakes over 2,000 people putting on a show. It takes a lot of planning a lot of meeting a lot of rehearsals to do something this big, and then to put everyone together with 2 rehearsals...I've done lots of community theatre and musicals, recitals and big shows but nothing ever this large and it was such a neat experience to be a part of everything. It came at a time in my life when I needed it most.
I felt kind've empty lonley and I've really missed my best friend. Not that I was sad, I felt like I just needed to socialize and get to know some new people and most importantly have some fun moments of joy in my life. and know that others cared about me. My amazing friend marissa I think was in a similar situation and I'm so greatful we got to work together and know that on wednesdays and saturdays we just got to hang out and be friends and have fun and laugh and be filled with joy. Its so funny we went to byui at the same time but never met each other, I always say we were meant to be friends 2 americans who both moved to calgary.
our tickets light upon a hill was our theme- and I think the music was touching and beautiful more than once i teared up hearing the kids sing it, especially when they turned their flashlights on in the finale number. Just made me remember theres so much good in this world.
finale number they were rays of light and one by on turned their flashlights on- its hard to see in this picture because I took it at dress rehearsal.. but when lights were lower it was beautiful.
I got to know a ton of new fun people like brother pack, jen low, tess and thad mandin, Lawerance Bolokowski mark and mandy pierson and elessa ...so horrible I forgot her last name- but shes in midnapore ward.. we all had a lot of fun working together. And I loved being with the youth leaders as well it was interesting to watch these leaders evolve over the course of rehearsals how they started out hesitant ..and eventually were all singing and cheering the kids on. I know that theatrical productions arnt everyones thing and so many were willing to give it a shot. It was a long haul a lot of work and so much fun all rolled up into one amazing memory for me and I'm greatful I was given the chance to dance again. It made me realize thats thats really what makes me the most happy. I'm more serious now about eventually teaching again even if I just start with preschool age kids, and maybe do a couple musical theatre character classes.... just have to find a studio who needs a teacher,or start something in my own home. Kindve an answer to prayers for me...but thats another story...so greatful for the temple celebration.