For the first 50 years of my life, my perfectionist self mistakenly believed it was all about knowing more, getting it right, planning, attempting to prevent bad things from happening, and keeping all of my chicks in a row. It took me this long to discover that the JOURNEY is all that matters. This quote from Gilda Radner sums it all up:

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Beginning of the End

Monday night was the beginning.

It's Annie's Senior year of high school.  There will be so many activities and special events that come with the end of high school.  Prom, sports awards, Senior night, academic awards night, concerts, Senior recital... culminating in graduation in June.

On Monday night we attended the first of these events along with @1300 other students, families, and teachers at the Aqua Turf.   Annie was honored to receive the Connecticut Association of School Outstanding Arts award in recognition of excellence achieved in the performing or visual arts.  Two seniors from each town were recognize.  Annie was recognized for music and Annie's friend Josh was recognized for acting.

After listening to a few speakers, we were treated to a fabulous dinner, a jazz performance, and the presentation of the awards.

Music teachers, Mr. Delassus and Mr. Diamond along with our Principal Mr. Rinaldi joined us for the evening as well.

We are very proud of Annie's musical accomplishments!

As were Josh's parents!

It's hard to believe, though, that all of these school activities that have been the focus of our lives for so many years will all be coming to an end in just 2 months!  We will be moving on to a new and different time of our lives which I'm sure will be wonderful.

But until then we will savor and celebrate this very special ending.

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