Saturday, June 27, 2009

off she went...

We arrived home on Friday the 19th at 10:30 AM. We were a day late getting home from Europe. We frantically started laundry and packing for our resident ballerina to leave the next morning at 7:00 AM.

No time for jet lag or sleep. There was LOTS to accomplish. Packing a teenager for a month is work. One giant suitcase was full of ballet miscellaneous and dorm room paraphernalia.

She has been gone for one week now and BOY OH BOY do we miss her. It was so hard to send her off. I have sympathy for moms and their missionaries. It pulls at those heart strings. I am lucky in that I get to talk to her each evening and she will be home in a month.

This is Wayne State University in Detroit. Jensen's home for a month. She dances here and at Detroit Opera House.

The schedule is grueling to say the least. Up at 7, eat, get ready and off to classes. She dances from about 9 to 5:30 each day. Some nights there are rehearsals and there are Saturday classes. Her one day off is Sunday and she will be attending church with some members in Detroit. They are so kind to pick up Jensen and her friend and keep them for the day. Church members are amazing.

Jensen is LOVING this experience. Not liking the food so much. She has a great roommate and is making loads of friends. We are proud of her and are counting down the days until she returns.

1 comment:

stacey said...

so proud of you for letting her go! what a once in a lifetime (or maybe not) Can she get asked to return? I'm excited to meet the new and matured Jens-not that we don't love the old one!