It’s been a week and a day since the curtain dropped on Oklahoma City’s 2nd Annual Listen To Your Mother Show.
I haven’t even had time to process the event yet, my real life work had TWO giant events back to back that I had to just jump right in and get finished. The second one was completed yesterday at about 3:30 pm. I stumbled home and managed to put together a salad and baked potato supper for us before crashing around 9:30 pm.
9 hours of unmedicated sleep is unheard of for me…and yet it happened.
And there in my unfuzzy, undrugged dream world was LTYM:OKC. The beauty of the stories, the sharp vivid color of the red shoes, the crisp sound of applause and the warmth of each embrace. It was a beautiful dream!
I woke up this morning and looked at our show photos and ordered mine. Have you seen how gorgeous they are?
If you came to our show, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Thank you for buying a ticket and helping to support our amazing cause ReMerge! If you brought shampoo and soap and toothpaste to the show to donate, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The outpouring of support for ReMerge was the most beautiful and touching thing ever.
Our sponsors, both local and national, were our lifeline. I don’t think anyone truly understands that we could absolutely not put this show on without them. This is a volunteer gig for the production staff, we put heart, soul and personal finances into producing this show and we don’t get a salary. This happens because of sponsors and people who want to be a part of something that gets bigger and bigger every year.
THIRTY TWO shows went up in the past three weeks all over the country, and OKC was one of them.
In the aftermath of paying the bills, and sending the paperwork to national and getting the video uploaded to our rockstar team for our YouTube premiere, to sending thank you notes and debriefing for next year, let’s all just take a hot minute to think about the enormity of what we did.
We did this, we put this together and told our stories and laughed and cried and connected. We remembered and we wished and we now have new faces in our lives that are deeper than a Facebook friend. Ann put it perfectly this week:
Our fridges are empty, our inboxes imploding, the piles threaten to erupt. But let’s pause a moment and bask in the satisfaction of DONE and DONE WELL–DONE BEAUTIFULLY