Thursday, December 18, 2008
Christmas Time in The City
Yesterday I spent my day with seventy 5th and 6th graders. The Rockin' Ross Raptors is Isaac's choir, and we spent the day traveling all over the valley to spread Christmas cheer with music. We started at Ben's school, Ross's sister campus, then headed to Boise and sang around the tree at Boise Centre on the Grove. It was 7 degrees. I thought I was in Salmon again! The kids were troopers though. Jeff walked down from work and took a listen. Isaac was glad to see him.
From there we invaded the Golden Corral for lunch then sang to the crowd before leaving. We finished off with the Kuna Senior Center. That one was my favorite. Old people are just plain super. They got so much joy from the music and the kids with all their energy (a.k.a. over enthusiastic ringing of the jingle bells!), their faces were just radiant!
I really enjoyed being with Isaac and his buddies. He is getting so old and mature, but he still loves to hug me and spend time with me. People say that these times go fast and pretty soon he will be a surly teenager and think I am the dumbest person alive and won't spend any voluntary time with me. I hope that is not the case, but if it is...I'll cry!
Posted by Julie Summers at 5:47 AM