Things have been
crazy insane over here.
Some health stuff with Nora, some family stuff, planning and executing Nora’s first birthday party (still in progress). And about 100 other things I’m not going to even try to list out here. We’ve fallen off the face of the blogosphere but it was for sure needed. Every once in a while you need a break, even from the things you love.
Speaking of taking a break from something you love- Wes just wrapped up his final performance of The Addams Family. It’s been about 2 years since he’s been on stage and it was exciting to see him back in this element I don’t get to see near enough. I took Nora in for the second Act of the show and she LOVED it. The music, the lights, the spectacle. It was all so exciting for her. She clapped and danced and yelled “DA!” a few times. Wes played Wednesday Addams’ boyfriend and she was NOT a fan of him dancing with and holding the hand of someone who wasn’t her or her Mama ( good girl ;) ) But all in all she was totally impressed with her Daddy singing and dancing and performing his little heart out up there.
I can’t write this post without mentioning the awesome cast, crew, and every single person involved with this show. Since Wes started this rehearsal process our lives have been seemingly taking one hit after another and they have loved on and supported us through so much. They really have become like an extended family. When Wes’ family got in a car accident they gave him time to go be there for them, when his uncle passed away they said “take all the time you need”, when Nora landed herself in the hospital during tech week and I had to call him out in the middle of the last two dress rehearsals they didn’t bat an eye at his absence. It’s been so remarkable to have their support through such a tough season of life.
I’m also so impressed with Wes during this process. He’s learned some tough lessons, worked some crazy late hours, and battled through so much for this show. I’m proud to call him my husband. To say he went above and beyond for the show is an understatement. I don’t know too many people who would even try to make it to a final dress rehearsal while their daughter was sick in the hospital but he didn’t want to let the rest of the cast down and worked really hard to not miss a beat in both places. That work ethic is remarkable. He was there when we needed him and at the theatre when they needed him. I could learn a lesson in balance from him for sure.
It’s been a long 3 months of loaning him out to the theatre and Nora and I both are SO excited to get him back just in time for her first birthday. I’m not sure when the next time Wes will step on the stage again will be. It’s tough on a Dad, and even tougher on a Mom to give up three months of normalcy. But we’ll both look forward to the day he can do it all over again. Who knows, I’ve been “threatening” for years. Maybe the next time we’ll find a way to do it together.