My first inaugural concert this year was a success, but not because I played particularly well. It was a success because I had the incredible good fortune to look out into the audience and see everyone (well almost everyone) I love in the audience. My friends surprised me by responding enthusiastically and supporting me with their attendance. I loved seeing my family there, actually sitting in a church pew all dressed in their Sunday best. My proud husband, Dave was the photographer for the occasion. That was a first! Not one person who missed didn’t forget to share their regrets and reason for not attending. I feel blessed to be surrounded by people I love and who love and support me. This is surely the greatest Christmas gift of all.
In this photo are my friend Sally, sister-in-law Marie-Claire and my brother Mike, sister-in-law Christine, mother-in-law Jane, niece Nicole (from Montreal), son Phillip, and my friend Sue and her daughter Chelsea.
Clockwise from top left: Sharon and Rod, Bruce and Shelley, Jane and Judy, and Colleen.
Below are my favorite “Group of Seven” incredible women: Claire, Sharon, Ruth-Anne, Sureshini, myself, Sharon, and Tessa.