And I'm relishing every moment.
Doing this show has been great for my marriage, my boys, and me personally. Jerry and I have had a blast doing our first musical together. We have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this production and the new family we've gotten to know over these past couple of months. They have embraced us with so much love and kindness, and we feel so blessed. It has also brought my family together in a special way, and I will remember this experience always. (Thanks again for everything, Mom and Kari!) Most importantly, we all love Jesus and each other, and that is what makes this experience so different from community theatre. I can't describe it any other way...it's just really special.
For all these reasons and so many more, I am going to miss playing Dolly Levi. She and I have had a blast working together again, and I'm so thankful I didn't let "the parade pass by."
Four more shows.
I'll treasure every moment.