Friday, September 16, 2005

Oh, well...

Home from a very long, cold, interesting, and memorable day at Soldier Field.

Nope. She didn't make it to round 2. Their loss, I'm sure! :)

I must admit I was disappointed and even a bit surprised. I really had thought she just might make it a ways into the competition. The judge liked her. Listened for lots more than the minimum 30 seconds. She actually listened to her sing two whole songs. But in the end she was told she had a great voice but wasn't exactly what they were looking for.

Can I say that I was so proud of her? I can hardly believe she actually "gone and done it"! Hooray for her gumption, willingness, and strength of heart. As I met her outside of the "non-winners tunnel" she was disappointed but smiling - happy to have tried rather than never having tried and always been left wondering. I think she is great. It has been a unique experience. I hope she never draws back from shooting for the stars (right, Jamie? - inside joke...) She'll at least hit the moon that way!

Next I head to Va. for my visit with Jamie. Another "hooray" person in my book. He is a hero to me in many ways!

Oh, and one other interesting opportunity for me. Nancy Campbell, founder of Above Rubies Ministry, called me today asking if I would step in for her as the key speaker at an Above Rubies Retreat next weekend (family needs have arisen for her). I feel very honored that she would trust me with it on such short notice. So, I spoke with my hubby who felt I should go for it, that it would "stretch me a bit" (that's for sure!) So, next Friday I will fly to Toronto. Pray for the weekend if you think of it. I will be sharing 5 sessions - and those ladies want to hear the Word!


Blogger sam said...

I'd like to add my "Hooray" for Carina as well, and one for you too.

8:25 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

So sorry to hear about Carina, but I know how show biz is. They are looking for someone who will be good for their show as much as anyone. I'm told that at theater auditions they sort people by looks and build before they even hear them sing, see them dance or observe a sketch. She did great I'm sure. Have fun in Toronto--If you need some of my booklet, let me know. ;-)

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their loss for sure! ; )

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish Toronto was a bit closer ;)

6:03 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Moulton said...

Wow! Toronto. Will we ever see you again? ; )

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toronto? That's so exciting. I know that you will do an excellent job. I know that your're encouragement to me as a young momma has really helped. Encourage those ladies to keep on keeping on! Oh, and remind them that there will be time for great adventures later. I have to remind myself of that at least once a day!

Congrats to your Carina too. I know that it was work for her to even go try out. I'm sure that she was wonderful AND that she had a wonderful get-away with Mom too.

10:23 AM  

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