Friday, May 28, 2010

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine....

Today, my son had me in tears - but in the best possible way.

It was his final school concert, and was patriotic themed given the Memorial Day weekend. I'll be honest, since 9/11 - Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" gets me all teary eyed anyway; but to hear a group of children singing it, got the water works going a bit.

Then came "We are the World". Again, to hear little kids singing so proudly "we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day so lets start giving" literally just had me smiling with my eyes all watery.

And finally, they ended with "Peace Begins with Me" and I was just mush.

There's nothing like seeing children, so innocent and pure -- singing songs about hope and change; and then we as adults sit back, and see hope and change in them. Maybe they will be the generation to take heed to the lyrics they sang today.

So, in addition to the pride I felt in seeing my son on his performance day -- I felt a surge of hope for our future. Because maybe, just maybe -- it will be my son, who some how changes the world.

Even if it's only his small corner of it.


Big Ben said...

Looking forward to having kids myself.

I'm going to Boston this weekend. I've done most of the typical tourist things? Have any other suggests about what to do?


Rebecca said...

Hey! How are you? :) Congrats on the nuptials which aren't quite so recent anymore! :)

Hmm. Boston proper is loaded with typical tourist stuff. BUT.... The North End is so much fun to walk through even though there aren't any feasts going on at the moment. Not just Hanover St., but all the little side streets are loaded with little restaurants and stores.

Fanuiel Hall is always a blast - we're probably going tomorrow actually. If you've got a car and are able to get out of the city proper - you can hit the North Shore and visit Newburyport. FUN little beach city, lots of cute shops, food and right on the ocean. Love it there!!!

Big Ben said...

Cool, I'll add those to my list!

Thanks, almost 2 years married now!