This eleventh day of Christmas was a day of performance times.
I could have focused on the busyness of the day and how the minutes kept ticking by,
while my Christmas list was not getting crossed through.
But instead I focused on the Christmas Joy that was being played for me.
In the afternoon my Middlest played in her first band concert ever.
What made this so Joyful for me, was how much she has loved being a part of this class.
This is largely due to the amazing band teacher she has been blessed with this year.
How can you not love band when the song you get to play for mom and dad is...
"The Eye Of The Tiger"
Duh. Duh, Duh, Duh....
Later in the evening,
Youngest performed in a grade three Poetry night.
One poem was in french and the other was in English.
She was loud and clear, and did her theatre mom proud.
The smile on her face was a Christmas gift she didn't even realize she was giving.
While Christmas is still a mess on the home front, I am making in roads.
I am starting to see the outline of those trees in the forest.
And really? It doesn't matter anyway, because Christmas is about enjoying these moments.
I am becoming all too aware that my days of warming those concert chairs
will, all too soon, be done.
Eldest was able to see both concerts and I am thankful that our family is still able to enjoy all that Christmas has to offer... together.
Send good thoughts our way for the tenth day of Christmas.
Eldest will be having her tonsils out tomorrow afternoon.
And while I'm at the hospital, don't you worry,
I will be looking for Christmas Joy.