Well, the week is finally here. The production of Beauty & the Beast begins on Thursday night for three nights. We are soooo ready!! In more ways than one :) We are obviously anxious to see Jeremy in his role of the Beast. He has worked so hard and we are so proud of him. No one gives more than he does when he is involved in something. He always goes above and beyond. And to that end, he has become somewhat of Beast around the house the last week :) He won't tell us anything about the show. He never rehearses in front of us or anything. He always says, "you have to wait until the show!" So I know he's very proud of the work he is doing. But he is also stressing, big time.
They had rehearsal last night until almost 10:00 p.m. and with the 1st show beginning on Thursday night, they will be probably be rehearsing until at least 11:00 p.m. every night this week. He is exhausted, getting anxious and excited all rolled into one! So you can just imagine his stress level. He is the type that not only worries about his performance, but he is concerned about the whole show. He's as bad as the director in wanting to make sure the entire show is good.
It's kind of ironic that I have been praying for God to help me relinquish control in my life and now I am watching my son and feeling horrible that I have passed on that control tendency to him. He is really a lot like me in more ways than I like to admit. Because I sometimes see in him the things I know I need to change in my own life. God really does have a sense of humor. We are always trying to work on our kids and get them to be the best they can be and live the life God has called them to live and then God uses our own kids sometimes to open our eyes to ourselves. And what's not so funny, is when you don't like what you are seeing in them and realize that's what they are seeing in you. It's scary!!
We prayed with Jeremy last night and ask God to give him peace and comfort about the week ahead. I know with each day that grows closer to opening night, it's going to be harder and harder for him to continue to give up that control and leave it with God. As we continue to pray for peace for him this week, I covet your prayers for peace for him this week as well.
Blessings to everyone. I'll hopefully get some pictures posted at the end of the week.
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