Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's the big day!

It's here! We are all SO excited. Do you think we got any sleep last night???? Well, my mom and the cats did : )

Let me explain why this is SUCH a big deal to Paige and I. You see, while we were waiting on her referral, I had visions of the things that I would do with my new little sister...I never had a sister before and I had a laundry list the size of, well, the Great Wall : ) On the top of that list was to get dressed up, go to the Nutcracker, get there early and let her pick out her favorite ornament and a Nutcracker doll for me to purchase, eat cookies and drink milk and then go watch the show.

Ok, so I am a romantic at heart, what can I say?

So, lil' miss P. joins our family and the first year home I proudly purchase tickets and off we go. While the first year didn't go quite as I had planned (she fell asleep before intermission, but hey, she was only 3), it was still a magical evening for me. I remember crying when I saw the dance of the sugar plum fairies....thinking how wonderful it was that Paige could actually be in a family that adored her and how blessed we were to have her to adore.

In the years to come, the tradition of the Nutcracker always held up to what I had envisioned. We have a TON of ballerina ornaments and overpriced Nutcrackers to prove it. : )

This will be our 8th year to go and see the Nutcracker. I can't believe the teeny tiny little girl who was curled up in a seat next to me when she was three years old, is now a big, beautiful, poised little dancer who is following her dreams.

I love you Paige! You are my world and I couldn't be prouder of you!!!

Break a leg!


Colleen said...

Missy this is SOOO sweet!!! Have a wonderful day today!!!!!! Paige will have her biggest fan, her wonderful sister, cheering her on!!!
I am taking Faith to see the Nutcracker tomorrow for the first time!:)

Jill said...

Good luck Paige!! Wish we could be there!!

Michelle said...

Good luck Paige ... I am sure you will be amazing! I wish we coul be there to see you!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I think this is one of my favorite posts you have ever written!! So are the best big sister any little girl could ever ask for!!

Thinking of you:) Break a leg!!



Gail said...

What a beautiful post Missy...I can just see you at the Nutcracker with little 3 yr. old Paige next to asleep. It is so amazing to see how far our children have come isn't it?

Wish we could be there watching, but we will be there in spirit tonight. Good luck Paige!

rgshrs said...

Missy what a very special dream to share with Paige! I absolutely love the relationship you two have!Have been thinking of all of you ALL day today! Best wishes Paige!

Michelle said...

What a neat story, Missy. I can't tell you how many times I have thought about you and Paige today. I left the house at 8:15 a.m. and just got home at 5:00 p.m., so I didn't have a chance to email you before your big night. I can't wait to hear how everything went. Paige will do fabulous, I just know it!

Go, Paige!!

Colleen said...

That is a wonderful story. Can't wait to hear what Paige thinks of performing for such a big crowd!

Jboo said...

What a sweet post -- you are a great sister!! Hope Paige has lots of fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!


kerri said...

Can't wait to hear all about Paige's wonderful night..
I love this post, it was just beautiful, your such a wonderful big sister.

Denise C said...

OH how I wish we could be there to share this wonderful time with your sweet family!!! I am sitting here wiping the tears as they flow as I read your words! Oh what a precious spirit you have, my friend!!! Looking forward to the day when I can hug your neck!!!

Jennifer said...

Ohhhh this post got me all teary eyed. I have never been to the Nutcracker. I want to take Katie.

We are going to NYC tomorrow to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.

Next year, we are going to find a performance of the Nutcracker!