it was a great nite.
i watched josh shine both as a teacher and a musician
last nite as he combined his cd release party with his
student's recital, the monster jam.
his brothers and i arrived early to help set up.
and um....well.......he needed the help.
and we stayed late and helped clean up.
on the way home noah was marveling at how smoothly
josh can keep the whole thing running. he commented
on how he would never be able to hook up an 8 year old
and his guiter, keep talking, and keep the show going.
but josh could do it with ease and grace.
or how he joked thru the goof ups and kept everyone
and then he said 'and yet, he can't remember to
bring anything he's sposed to bring to the party.'
and i laughed. and loved it.
cause it was a completely honest appreciation and
puzzlement of josh.
he was about as disorganized as you get last nite,
and we just kinda kept glancing at each other, wondering
how this guy got thru life.
and then.....we watched him light up the room and
make everyone in that room feel like they mattered
and that they were special.
it's got me thinking about our strong points and weak points.
that's actually been something that's been running thru
me all week, altho i didn't have those words for them.
strengths and weaknesses. and how they all interact with
everyone else's....and the whole mishmash it creates.
josh is interesting to me as he reminds me a lot of his dad
his dad drove me crazy with that stuff.
josh doesn't make me crazy like that.
i keep thinking of that.
and different relationships.
different levels of patience.......
they sure do matter, don't they?
i gotta check mine often.