Friday, April 04, 2008

The Circle of Life...

On Sunday we went to see The Lion King along with my parents. It was truly amazing. Probably the best show I have ever seen. We had awesome seats, 3rd row! My son had the aisle seat and I sat next to him. He was a little nervous to sit in his seat at first because the usher told us to keep his hands and feet in because the elephant is so big it might hit him. So he was unsure and sat on my lap for the first 10 minutes.

I am so glad he did, though, it was something special to be holding him when that curtain came up, the animals walked down the aisle, the sun rose and the singing began. I cried throughout the whole opening.

After he saw that Scar was not going to get to him, he felt safe enough to sit in his aisle seat. He was enthralled throughout the whole performance. My whole family loved it (and that is saying something for my dh and Dad!) :)

The elderly lady sitting behind us reached up to me when it was over and said *You have such a well behaved little boy! I would like to take him home with me!* That made me smile. So sweet!

The 2nd photo is of my son and dh after the funeral at the playground of the church. Kind of ironic how of all the days I could have gotten tickets for that the show happened to be during the time after Skip's brother's passing. In a way I think it was a good thing to see it now. It made the Circle of Life message that more meaningful.


Michelle said...

wow - sounds like a truely amazing show!!!

Jessica said...

Rachel, sounds wonderful and I'm so happy you were able to share that with your son. I'm sorry to hear about Skip's brother. :(