As we journey through this Advent season we invite you to ponder the mysteries of this season with our On-Line Advent Calendar. These blog posts are from City Church staff and members of our congregation. Today’s contribution comes from City Church member, Jennifer Whitehurst.
A Star is Born
It is exciting to see our children excel in their gifting and interests. Our family has had the blessing of daughters who love ballet, and at Christmas, that means The Nutcracker. For about 20 years we have supported and cheered them through the tiniest of roles to the coveted Clara to being a guest artist. It was not without a lot of discipline and bloody feet. If you have seen Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece then you will remember the music, the backdrop, the lively characters that come to life in a child’s dream, the costumes, the beautiful dancing. Of course there is all of the backstage drama as well (choreography, make-up, quick changes, and all the people that are so important to the success of the show) that the audience will never see. I am always amazed how each role is a small part in what comes together as a big, impressive production.