Saturday, February 20, 2010

Virginia Bound

Hello, everyone. I have spent this past week going up and down the roads of Virginia. I had a day off on Monday - and I remember very little of it, except working at the computer and trying to finish my schedule for the days I'd be in Virginia.

All my programs were through Young Audiences of Virginia. On Tuesday I had three programs - Portsmouth, Virginia Beach (for College students at TCC) and in Warsaw, VA at Rappahannock Community College. I ended the night by driving to Franklin, VA,where I was performing on Wednesday at S.P. Morton Elementary - wonderful time there - thanks Bonnie and Frank, especially. Then I spent Wednesday afternoon driving up to Northern Virginia. I missed most of the traffic by driving Route 1 and that was pleasant. I stayed with my Aunt Marion and Uncle Selby - thank you both, and met my little cousin - Maciah. (I may be spelling that wrong. :(

Then on Thursday I was at Rose Hill Elementary School, which was the school my cousins attended when they were young. It was good. I also recognized that the only home that is still in the family from the time I was young, is the home of this Aunt and Uncle. It was wonderful to visit, but also bittersweet seeing how time had moved each of us up and away and we only had one "homestead" left. I will treasure this time.

I left that afternoon - again with the joy of Metro traffic - to get home and performed yesterday at Strawbridge Elementary in Virginia Beach. Had a wonderful time with the students and staff, and other visitors who kept stopping by. :) If you haven't heard of Young Audiences, then google them and see them across the country providing affordable programming for students. It's a non-profit organization and if you'd like to contribute to them, they would love it!! Glad for a day off and still have much work today.

Thought for the day: When we ask God to know us - do we really mean it? Peace,

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