Today, I found out that one wonderful person died. Mama Peace. Elaine was an awesome woman, who was strong in her faith. It made me want to be more like her. She had cancer and has been battling it for years. But these past few months hasn't been too good. Before I left for England, I was determain to write something just for her. I wasn't able to see her before I left...so I figured that if I'd write something it would be ok.
I had this chorus in my head for awhile:
Because of you
I stand on solid ground
Because of you
I can climb a moutian
Because of you
I can do all things
You believed in me
You helped me
You see me for who I am
It's because of you
After that I couldn't put words together for the verses. Until Sunday night after VBS I figured it out.
I have the rest of it up on a later date, but the words of the song is finished but the chords aren't where they should be. Until I'm ready to sing (and post the rest of) it for her, even though she's not here with us on earth...Mama Peace will never leave my heart. Thank you, Mama Peace. Love you always.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Yes, its true I am home in Richmond VA! But I'll tell you one thing it was nice being somewhere else for awhile. I knew that I needed to go because of what's really going on in my life, but I just wish it was with (some not all) different people. It was fun though I did enjoy London and Edinburgh...sorry on spelling.
This picture was taken outside of Dulles airport. pretty good huh? I figured it was a finally home picture because I had to get away from a couple of people who were on the trip. Holy crackers! I would tell you some of the things that happened but it just too much to write at the moment. I'll probably complain later.
I think I'm just trying to find where I am again. Being gone for 16 days kind of throws you in a different direction. You know? But its been an awesome experiance just to go and learn about theatre. I saw 9 plays! Mid-Summer, 12th Night, Taming of the Shrew, Wicked, Avenue Q, Spamalot, Pygmalion, Arcadea, and Lord of the Rings the Musical. How cool is that?! I'll tell you about them when I'm somewhat awake.
Sorry I didn't post like I was planning on doing... But now I'm back and I can post as much as I can remember about the trip.
My awesome friend Sarah took this picture and said that I have a Heart of Gold...I don't know why...I guess I better figure that out.
Have a good night! See you on the flip side!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Well its another day and tomorrow we'll be off to Scotland and it will be fun! Things have been fun and exciting around here. I'll tell you the truth I don't want to go home, but the trip has to come to an end at some point or another.
Anyway, there will be lots of stories to be told and pictures to be shown. Kerrigan has an online blog which i forgot to meantion. http://www.jtcc.edu/england-scotland/ JTCC had set her up with one so she could update people as well. She's a bit better at it than I am but what can you do? Ha!
Some of my pictures look like post cards...how scary is that?! But that's how good the camera is. Let's see...uh...I have an awesome picture of Kerrigan when we were on the London eye. She'll be happy that a picture is up of her....but probably not this one. hehehehehe....
With that in mind I should head off...and get something to eat...be good and I'll catch everyone when I get home and hopefully have more detail in here.
<-Kerrigan standing on a bench in the London Eye
Have a wonderful day!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The Globe Theatre
As time goes by quickly I'm not sure if I actually want to leave here. I'm enjoying London. It's a blast of fun! I've been to many shows. Mid-Summer Night's Dream was at The Globe Theatre. Sarah, Kerrigan, Jason and I saw Spamalot. Sarah and I saw Twelfth Night. Then Wicked! and then Avenue Q. Which all were good shows...but I'll will say that some may not want to see Avenue Q because if I know some of the people who actually read this and might respond or comment then I know that it wouldn't be pretty.
Anyway it was a theatre thing. I will say this this has been the best trip. I'm loving it...sorry I know I repeat myself. But its making me want to be in theatre even more. I do have more Pictures to show off, but they are still on my camera and Kerrigan has most of them on her computer. Anyway have a good time back at home....and all that jazz I know I haven't been writing much but its been busy. And I have three more shows to see!