Watching my children shine doing something they love is one of the greatest joys of parenthood for me. Seeing my daughter up on stage, singing, acting and dancing in front of a packed house is magical. The confidence, strength and passion she exudes fills me with such deep pride that I cry every time she is on stage. Not a lot- just a tear or two, but I can’t help it. I know how hard she has worked to learn her lines, blocking and choreography. I know how much she loves every minute of it. She makes it look easy and effortless- the true sign of mastery in my opinion. I also know that despite all the things she learns in school on a daily basis, this is what she will remember most. Being up on stage, with her friends, performing.