So they have had a day to decompress. Matthew says, “It’s like I woke up and I was on the moon.” Totally different here. I wanted him to send me a postcard and he said he can’t find anything to mail. He said it’s not like over here. You just don’t mail stuff I guess. He is taking a lot of pictures though. He was having trouble getting them on his phone, so I guess I’ll just have to wait to see them when he gets home. It is Tuesday night over there right now. Today they went to Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. Then they went to the Bird Nest & Water Cube (2008 Olympic Sites). He says the food is amazing. He took a picture of a coca cola. I thought it was a bottle of water.
I really can’t tell you how exciting it is for a mom to see her son dancing in China !!! I read an article about Richmond Ballet. It talked about how it has gone from a hometown dancing school/company to an International Ballet Company. I thought, “How cool. My son is dancing on an International Stage.” They were invited to China and one of the pieces they are dancing was choreographed by someone who live in China ❤
As a mom, when your children have failures and bumps along the road, it is hard to watch. It breaks you heart, but you just help them get back up and tell them that you love them. Don't give up and good things will happen. Just don't quit!! I can remember many times Matthew's tears and struggles. It is hard to do what he does. It's hard on the body, the social life, the pocket book (Starving Artist). When you see them on stage, everything is beautiful at the ballet. The dancer's, the costumes, the sets, the show. But everything before that has been so much hard work. I've sat in the theater many times and watched how it all comes together. I couldn't do it. There is a lot of sweat and tears. Long, long hours.
So seeing all these dancer's over in China, with all the excitement and smiles does a my heart good. What a reward for all of their hard work. They will learn so much about themselves, their country that they live in, and I believe it will have a life changing impact on them. You see artist are very sensitive people. They look at the world a little differently than we do ❤
Well I celebrate this success with my son Matthew. I am really very happy for him and I know he is having the time of his life. I can't hardly wait to see all of the pictures and hear all of the stories. I have not been sleeping very good since he left. A lot on my mind. I guess because when I'm asleep, he's awake and vice/versa. I hope they will post more pictures and I get some of their shows (but I won't hold by breath, remember the crown jewel 🙂 )
Well to other news it is game #2 of the Western Conference Finals/Stanley Cup. As the husband says, "They have to right the ship tonight." I hope they do. I didn't really watch game #1. Well Matthew was leaving for China and I was talking to Connor and it just wasn't a great day. So tonight I'll get my game face on and I will watch and set up the "MO JO" and we will get this done ❤