As I was feeling melancholy looking back over 39 years of Spring Sings and holiday performances, I saw someone in the audience from the older kids' Pre K class. I told the mom I was sorry that this performance was for the younger class, and I thanked her for coming anyway. Then I saw more parents from my Pre K class...and then the back and front doors of the gymnasium opened, and I got a real blast from my past.
In walked a former Goldilocks, my granddaughter, Ashley. There was my daughter and her husband, my son and his wife, and a former mama bear, granddaughter, Nicole. I was in my glory when I saw my baby doll, Liam. And then I realized, the people flowing into the gym were not former performers and my family. They were all a part of my life.