29 April 2006
I just have to tell you how proud I am of David and Bekah for their work in the play. One of our members sat beside me at intermission and asked if I hadn't done drama as a teenager. I told her: No way. I was way too frightened to get up on stage and act. She was surprised. But it's true: in high school I don't think you could have dragged me onto the stage with a team of horses. My wife is another story!
But watching David and Bekah up on stage tonight, I was filled with great joy. I'm so thankful they go to a Lutheran High School that encourages them to stretch the bounds of what they think possible. When they gave David a gift tonight for being a senior (all the seniors got gifts who were in the play) they introduced him as: David Weedon, our amazing Tevye. And he really was amazing.
Next year I hope that Bekah seeks a more active role. She seemed quite comfortable with what she did in this play, but I know she's afraid of memorizing lots of lines (David is a natural at memory, and both Lauren and Bekah have to work at it a bit more). Lauren pulled it off and simply SHOCKED us in Little Shop of Horrors. I know Bekah can too, and I hope she really goes for it next year.
There's a sentimental song they play on KEZK: "I hope you dance." Sentimental, but it is the way I feel for my kids: "I hope you dance!" I love you Lauren, David, and Bekah. Dance, sing, act! Have a blast, you three wonderful kids! - Your Crazy Pappa
Posted by William Weedon at 10:59 PM