Saturday, January 27, 2007

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?
Amanda- No
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!!!)
Amanda- (tears)
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.
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mary said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you Amanda and I hope this is an experience that will open many doors for you. WOW!!!!

Tisra said...

Amanda, see?! Your friends and family weren't just giving you false compliments! You are a talented individual with a whole heap of smarts. I'm so excited that you get to go out and prove it to the rest of the world. What an opportunity. Congratulations!!!!

Tracy Mock said...

YEAH! Tell her congrats for me! How exciting! GO TEAM AMANDA! WOOHOO! (you cant tell I'm coaching cheerleading can you? LOL at least you cant see my spirit fingers..... jk)