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Just got back from my daughters' talent show (we stopped off for a well-earned McDonalds on the way home).. 

Even though I go every year, there's something about watching a group of special needs children singing, dancing, telling jokes and generally having a hoot and a half on stage which makes me want to laugh, cheer and cry my eyes out, all at the same time.

I feel immensely proud, not to mention emotionally drained.

If you need me, I'll be in my office, counting my blessings.

I are a proud dad

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queenoftheskies
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a powerful experience.
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Awesome and heart-breaking in equal measure :)
blood_of_winter
Aug. 8th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
sounds so awesome!!...did you record it?
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
No, but I made a note of some of the jokes ;)
Robert Goodman
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Lovely
Thanks for sharing, Jon. It is thought that the secret of a happy life is merely to be grateful for what you have....and it sounds like you have an abundance. :-)
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Lovely
Now if I could just stop the little darlings waking up their dear old dad in the wee small hours... :)
snapes_angel
Aug. 8th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
And well you should be. :3
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
:)
starry_diadem
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
That's rather heartwarming, even my crotchety old heart! I'm pleased that you had such a lovely time and thank you for sharing it with us.
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm already looking forward to next year :)
nineteen68
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing, Jon. *hugs*
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
Twas a grand morning :)
martyn44
Aug. 8th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Good for you for being proud and good for them for making you proud.
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Martyn :)
mylefteye
Aug. 8th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
You soppy bugger!
:)
School concerts are always fun to watch.
jongibbs
Aug. 8th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
It was certainly an event to remember :)
calli_scribbles
Aug. 9th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
There's something heartwarming about children overcoming any challenge. And I'm sure your daughter knows how proud of her you are. :)
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, but for me, it wasn't so much about overcoming challenges. It was inspiring to watch these youngsters enjoy putting on a show despite them :)
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bogwitch64
Aug. 9th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Beautiful. (((((((Jon)))))))))
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
Thanks. Terri :)
eneit
Aug. 9th, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
it really is one of the most awesome feelings!
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
And extremely draining too :)
jakobdrud
Aug. 9th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
You've every reason to be a proud dad :-)
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jakob :)
ladysaotome
Aug. 9th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. You definitely have every reason to be!

(I almost cried the first time my munchkin wrote and then read a simple sentence to me. Her dyslexia has been such a struggle - seeing her conquer those words was amazing.)
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
I can imagine :)
snaky_poet
Aug. 9th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
It was nice reading about it, too.
jongibbs
Aug. 9th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rose :)
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