Yesterday I followed my usual afternoon routine of picking Amanda up from school and when I dropped her off I decided to check the mail first and there it was- a letter from the Governor's School.
Amy- Here it is (hands envelope to Amanda)
Amanda- (looks nervous) OK
Amy- Do you want me to open it for you?
Amy- Are you nervous?
Amanda- I'm not sure. I'll see how I feel when I open it. (tears open the envelope and reads the first line which CONGRATULATES HER ON HER ACCEPTANCE TO THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL!!!)
Amy- (tears) I'm so proud of you! (hugging Amanda)
So Amanda is one of 14 girls from the entire state to make it into the theater program. She'll be gone for 5 weeks this summer and while I'll miss her this is an opportunity that she can't pass up. I asked her if she was excited later and she said she wasn't sure but that it was nice to have her talent recognized by professionals in the field instead of "just" friends and family. So you all are invited to her play at the end of her session this summer- date TBA.