Monday, April 18, 2005

Melancholy is setting in...

It happens whenever I invest alot in something. I don't tend to lack passion about the things I choose to do. It's all or nothing with me. I'm just that kind of person.

So after spending hours upon hours with them, teaching them music and dance, praying for them, talking about the Bible together, and giving them my best, I am realizing the end is looming nearer and am sensing the letdown that's inevitable. I just simply love these kids! I look forward to rehearsals (for the most part!) I am full of pride (the proper kind) and joy at all they are accomplishing. Watching them step out and grow is rewarding beyond measure.

Once again I realize that this is my main motivation.

True. I love theater (maybe I didn't get enough make-believe time when I was growing up... or maybe I just never grew up!) But the best part of all this is the kids. To see a change of heart, a growth in confidence, a discovered talent, a sharpened skill - this is pure wonder and reward! (Who needs money?)

At any rate, they have done it again. They have stolen my heart away. When all is said and done I will be glad to have given to them in this way. And sad that our time together has come to an end once more.