This is the face of one of the happiest girl in the world! Two nights ago I had the privilege to attend “Peter Pan” at @officialnsmt The tickets were a gift purchased back in the winter months wayyy before we could have anticipated all of the medical craziness that has been going on. Peter Pan was my absolute favorite stage musical as a kid (all hail Cathy Rigby) and has been one that I often turn back to for comfort when things get really tough. I STILL regularly have dreams of flying onto a stage on a wire. So as you can imagine,
I had been absolutely giddy since December to get to see it live...
...And then everything went wrong and I found myself sick and hours away and suddenly my dreams were starting to look more and more like just dreams. But I am nothing if not determined! What can I say? Sometimes I have to crow! 😂
I made it my goal to get to that show (even if it meant driving home between surgeries; it didn’t ). So Saturday came, and there I was, 5 days out of my third neurosurgery in a week with 23 staples and 4 stitches still in, my leg strapped in an immobilizer and my neck brace (not pictured) supporting the head that was too exhausted to support itself. BUT I MADE IT! And you know what? It was the first time I can ever remember seeing a show with no headache from the lights and I was actually able to distinctly see every little detail. This shunt is working! Not only did I make it, but I conquered it! And it was glorious and magical and I may never ever stop smiling. I felt my heart flying up there with those actors and Im still waiting for it to come down. So thank you to the North Shore Music Theater and Cast for making my year with such an incredible production for those of us who just Won’t Grow Up. 🎩🌂🍃🌕🌃🍄🐊🕓