I'm just saying, you all have some POWERFUL prayers! They sure worked wonders for us! 🙂 Thank you so much for all the well wishes, good vibes, prayers and thoughts sent our way. They were just what we needed.
Ryder lolled about watching his beloved PEEP
for a while yesterday morning, ate a whole bunch of saltines (did you know they make them bite-sized now? Everything is cuter when it's bite sized – even saltines.). He chugged all the strawberry kiwi sparkling water that we had on tap, and then he stood up and declared, "I'm not sick anymore."
And he wasn't.
Just like that.
And the recital!
Do you know that boy of mine was not even nervous? Not one bit! He had this whole swagger about him. He never questioned, not even once, that he and his little partner were going to rock the house, and that everyone was going to love them.
And they did, of course.
I caught him fidgeting and spinning his guitar before he went on, and I said, "Honey, it's going to be alright. You're going to do so well."
He looked at me like I'd grown feathers. "I know. I'm just tired of sitting here."
I don't think that I've ever, not ever, had the kind of self assuredness that this kid possesses. Me, I would have thrown up for sure. And we're clean out of the saltines, so that would be bad.
We celebrated him duly – took him out for the biggest milkshake we could find, both sets of grandparents included, played lots of arcade games, and presented him with his very own trophy. He was so surprised!
He's been a little miffed that his brother earns belts for karate, and received a cool framed certificate and engraved holder for his belts when he promoted. He wanted to know, "What do guitar players get?"
I gave him the whole speech about being happy for his brother without thinking about what he'd get, and how playing music was it's own reward, la la la la la, and then I ordered up a trophy for his first recital. He's right, guitar players should be honored for their achievements too.
The trophy says his name and, "A Real Guitar Hero" and the date.
He thought it was pretty fantastic, and wanted to know if it "cost thousands, since it's real gold." (Uh, no.)
He also wanted to know if he could get one for his NEXT recital, and can it say, "Legend of Rock" ? See what I mean? Swagger.
and the Blue Yonder Boys