A year ago I had the privilege and honor of acting in a theater production of "Over the River and through the Woods". An awesome story and straight play that involves the main character Nick who is very close to his two sets of grandparents. Portraying this character, Nick, was great in that there were so many moments that hit home and were so real. I have never been a part of a production with an audience where I could see so many audience members moved by this story because anyone who has grandparents (literally everyone) could relate to this story. Nick breaking the news that he needs to leave them to pursue his career. Although the grandparents try to set Nick up with a local gal, his career which involves moving across the country is not deterred although your led to believe that he has found someone worth staying for.
With all that being said and why that story is very near to me, is that it is a celebration of those giants in our lives. Many of which we only know for a short time but they are so present formidable in our young lives that they have formed a lasting impression. I feel that our kids are really for our grandparents, not really sure why I feel that way but I do. I have been blessed to have two great men and women as grandparents in my life, so diverse in many ways but united in love that I feel from all
To all the memories I wish I could share, I am glad that I have them.