Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Shakespeare Festival

We had a lovely adventure last Friday... We drove to the nearest light rail station, took the light rail into downtown Denver (an adventure in itself to us), and visited the Shakespeare Festival (a DPS event).

We went to see our friend S. She is the young woman who was in my friend's foster home for many years but then had to leave... It's a heartbreaking situation. She lost everything... home, family, school, friends... her whole life disappeared in the 10 minutes she had last summer to pack her things and leave that foster home.

So we're her family now... she's is not able to live with us, but we see her frequently and try to fill a little of the void that was left when she lost her long time foster family.

Anyway, she was performing in the Shakespeare Festival, and I wanted to be there to cheer her on.

It was such a fun day... seeing all the costumes, the happy excitement of the kids, watching even the littlest kids performing Shakespeare on the many stages scattered around the DCPA (Denver Center for the Performing Arts).

Here is our S, anxiously waiting her turn to perform...



Her performance... She did amazing, by the way, she had a lot of lines to memorize (she shares M and R's developmental disability) and she breezed through her scene. I was SO proud of her...



... and taking her bow.



I do love this kid... I'm so glad we could go and see her perform, meet her friends and teachers, and just be a part of her life.

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