A few months ago, I changed my e-mail address. What, you may ask, does that have to do with a piano recital? Well, as it turns out, everything.
At the beginning of the year, Mrs. Cook sent home a schedule with Delaney the listed her recital as Sat, May 18th. My mother was planning on coming down but then her tea party had to be changed to the 18th to accommodate the speaker so she was going to have to miss it. We were sad but understood.
A few weeks ago, I received an e-mail from Mrs. Cook informing us that the recital was going to be on Sun, the 19th at 7:00pm instead! My mother was excited that she would be able to make it after all. We kept it a surprise for the girls until I went to the airport to pick her up. What a happy day!
We all converged on the church just before 7:00. I noticed that the parking lot was extremely full. As we walked in, the church was full of people and there was a bell choir and an orchestra! I thought it was a bit strange but figured maybe Mrs. Cook had combined with some other local teachers for a bigger production this year. We spotted her in the audience so we figured we were in the correct spot. After a few minutes, she came over to me and whispered in my ear that the recital had been moved to 1:00 pm to accomodate this, which was actually a church service. She says she sent me an e-mail but I know I never received it. All I can think is that she must have sent it to my old address.
We all thought that Delaney was going to burst out into tears but she handled it well. My mother, bless her, suggested we go home, have a private recital and follow it up with the traditional ice cream celebration. That did the trick!
We all filed back to our house, we set up her keyboard in the living room and we had our own showing. As it turns out, it was better than the actual recital because we didn't have to sit through an entire hour of everyone else's kids stumbling through pieces we didn't recognize with the added bonus of getting to hear Macy perform on her guitar as well! The one thing I regret is that we missed Mrs. Cook's star pupil's performance. I've been looking forward to Ben's recital since we heard him play in December. Unfortunately for us, he is a senior this year so it was our last opportunity to hear him. Bummer but we did get ice cream at Skinny Dip and as we know, ice cream fixes EVERYTHING!
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun