Last week, we had a talent show at church and Emerson wanted to perform.
She's been wanting to for at least 2 years.
I'm not the kind of mama that really knows how to sing and dance or is inclined to perform on stage. I've been in plenty of goofy things, but that's as far as it really goes for me.
Graciously, one of the joys of community is that I have those that are my sisters in Christ that can help fill in the gaps where I am not able. One of my friends is quite the opposite of me, and she joyfully helped Emerson fulfill this dream.
This girl reminds me about bravery. And dreams. And the simplicity of being a little girl.
Before the "big show," we had a little bit of time to kill so I took the opportunity to take some pics of the kiddos in the Golden Hour of light. I wanted to capture them. In the moment.
I also wanted to distract her (and myself) from getting too nervous. I'm pretty sure I may have been the only nervous one.
(I asked her if she could do a couple of "serious faces." HAHA!)
And I love that she couldn't hold it together.
Here's her performance from that night. She's not going to be on American Idol any time soon (thank goodness!) but she is a star in our eyes. I'm so proud of her for getting up there and doing it!