A Note from Morah Melissa
What Morah Melissa did on her Summer Vacation:
Many of you know that we are in the same boat. I too am raising children in this crazy world. My children are, 17, 13 and 8…and keep me very busy. Between soccer, guitar, Hebrew, musical theater and more…my car has seen some mileage over the years. But this summer has been the summer of ONE DIRECTION. My thirteen year old has been obsessed for over three years, but this summer reached fever pitch. My daughter quit camp to take a job to pay for her One Direction concert tickets. Three concerts in all (and this on the heels of 5 concerts last summer). Oy Vey! It is ridiculous, but also incredibly sweet to see her emerging teenage self live with such enthusiasm.
So last night at METLIFE, Liam Payne, 1/5 of the group said to the 83,000 screaming girls (Ok 82,999 and one screaming mom) that they are the most loyal, dedicated and loving fans anyone could ask for. If they could ban together, they could take the world on-no army could stop them! In that brief instant, I felt really emotional (perhaps connecting to my inner fan girl). He was right. There was an innocence to the stadium, a joyfulness and a peacefulness. If only….our world was so simple.
But he did remind me why my job is important. At the JLP, we try to infuse our "stadium" with joyfulness and encourage our kids to seek peace, community, love and justice. Our children will one day take on the world. When they do…I hope they do it with the same passion and purpose with which they lead the fandom!
Oh and here's a picture from my seat last night (needless to say my daughter spent two nights pressed against the catwalk). I got the cheaper seat (Next Year in (Jerusalem)…or the front row?!?!
I tagged her off to my husband last night, so he is on his way to Boston tomorrow for yet another concert with her. Thankfully these tickets were a gift!
As One Direction might sing, it's the "Story of My Life."
Enjoy summers remaining weeks,
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