Monday, April 28, 2008

Concert Launch Complete!!!!

Me and my sweetie before the concert. . .

Me with my mama!

Dan and Cathy Pitts have always been my biggest fans since I was knee-high!!

Well, yesterday was an amazing day!! It was the first concert (hopefully of many), and it went very well. The good news is that it was a small group of people who have known me and loved me since I was a toddler. It was a loving group to do my first complete run-through with--to work out any kinks. The great news is, there truly were NO kinks. It showed me that it is a tight, polished, professional concert (due in large part to the generosity of Bart Thau, Ron Dometrovich, Church of Brookhills, Don Moseley and Lifeline Children's Services--because they provided the material audio/visual to create the video and some of the track recordings). Also, it showed me that the concert will be well-received and enjoyed by people of any age--as we had people ranging in age from 25-91. That was an answer to prayer as I hoped the music would reach hearts and touch souls of any person sitting in the congregation-regardless of age. Yesterday proved that it, indeed, does.

It warmed my heart to see the faces of those out in that audience who have been there supporting me since childhood--still there cheering me on even today! And, their generosity was overwhelming. I know that some of the folks who gave an offering yesterday did so sacrificially too--and that meant much to Geoff and me as well.

The only disappointing thing about yesterday's concert was that there was such a small turnout. It taught me a very important lesson. I need to come up with a plan for publicizing in order to improve turnout. What I did for this concert was obviously not enough. So, it was worth it--to learn that lesson and now I know I need to do a better job of publicizing for future concerts.

More good news on a different note. . . I received an email from Gabriel at Journeys of the Heart (our adoption agency) that they had finished reviewing the draft of our homestudy and had emailed the corrections to our social worker to correct and resubmit. Now, if our social worker will quickly turn it around--we will be well on our way to getting on that wait-list!! Keep a prayer lifted that this homestudy process will resolve very quickly!!

Thank you for reading and following along on our adoption journey!!