(Originally published May 9, 2015)
As I was driving home last night after a 17 hour day, I thought about those 40 kids and what they had accomplished. They had told their story. They had done it well and I believe, they had had a great time doing it. The fairies sparkled – quite literally with all the glitter and sparkles they had on their faces and in their hair! The Lost Boys followed the leader with gusto, the pirates marauded and plundered mercilessly and Peter rocked her purple cast! Everyone did a great job and boy, were they cute. (Thanks, Chery! and Alda! and Lori! and Francene! and Eryca!) I know I found the joy when I watched them. They made me smile and laugh and just feel so proud of them.
Sometimes I think about giving it up and just enjoying my afternoons that would be full of freedom. But then I think – what would I really do with myself? I love spending time with these kids. They give me so much and hopefully we give them something back.
Thanks for the trip to Neverland, little StarZ (the Z is for me – the ZGirl, of course!). I will always treasure my time there and with you.