Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Repeat Performance

I was listening to the radio this morning... and then the music started. I felt like I was back at the Detroit Opera house! Carmina!!!

Last February Phyllis sang with the Detroit Civic Symphony Orchestra. They performed Carmina Burana! I was so excited! I knew what it was before the announcer guy said 'Carmina Burana'. I immediatly called Phyllis 'do you want to go?' I don't know how I would have afforded it, but I thought she might want to see it. "No". well, that's solved :)

I can't really tell you in words how my heart felt when I heard the music.

It sounds kind of silly, but I know of God's grace when I look at Phyllis. I know what I've done in my life, and I know how awesome she is, and what love and joy she brings to my life. I remember watching her sing from WWWAAAYYY up in the balcony at the opera house, and I remember feeling like she was the only one on stage... "OOO FFOORRRTUNA!"

We spent this evening together, we lead very busy lives and any time when it's just the two of us, is such a blessing. We laugh. And laugh. And we're silly. And apparently the guy at Panera thought I might embarrass her, and I just told him "she knows I love her, and she's happy with that". He just replied "that's cool". The woman in Hallmark, she apparently does not appreciate our sense of humor. Ah. what does she know.

I'm so blessed.

Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.

This is one of the movements ... o fortuna!


dawna said...

I love it. My daughter is my dearest friend... I felt such love as I read this. My mother gushes every time I give a concert and it took me having my own kids to realize it's a mom thing. God blesses us over and over. What a blessing you both have in each other. I'm smiling "big". (and I will certainly teach you to crochet whenever we meet..over coffee and laughter and tangled yarn...)

Deb said...

Don't believe her --she'll give you a crochet hook and tell you to go look it up on YouTube....

Kids are a blessing - Olivia is my biggest blessing - I need to remind myself of that more - thanks for the post which spoke straight to my heart.

And as for the woman in the Hallmark store - she'll get over it!

KayMac said...

:-) I want to take my girl to the opera. She will love it...I will be the one!

Love to hear about you loving your kid! special!