Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bat Mitzvah - DONE!

It's Sunday night. The Superbowl crowd just left. It's just me, Dave and the kids in the house now, left with the memories of a fabulous simcha and a lot of mess.

This will be a short post as I need to pick up enough so that the housekeeper can do her job tomorrow.

In a nutshell, this weekend was everything we'd dreamed. Although I thought it would rain, as it does on all of our important family occasions (the day we were married, the days our children were born), it was in the mid 70s and sunny. To no one's surprise, Eldest Daughter brought tears to our eyes on the bimah and was poised, gracious and thoughtful the rest of the weekend.

Of course we were thrilled for our daughter's religious milestone, becoming a Jewish adult. However, having the room filled with friends and extended family from as far away as Cayman and the east coast made the weekend incredibly special. Friends met friends. We sang, we danced, we ate. We laughed. We prayed. We tried to leave the world a better place. More on that in another post.

Biggest surprise: the number of 13-year-old boys who came up and introduced themselves to us, and thanked us for having them. Wow!

5 comments:

Tristan said...

It was wonderful! Can't wait to relive it again through your posts :)

Thom Singer said...

It was an amazing weekend. Paris was very impressive, and we will always remember being part of the special day.

Lynn said...

So happy for you and your family!

Amy said...

It was fabulous. And when I said that she was poised and gracious this am - it was prior to reading this! I was truly in awe of her calm elegance! Lovely, lovely day!

Celia Fae said...

I thought of you all day Saturday. I'm glad it was everything you had planned for. Congratulations to you and your family.

I'm a bat mitzvah super spy. I have to enlarge all of the photos. I'm glad there are plenty.