Thursday, February 27, 2014

Coming Home - American Idol

It was interesting watching Kenzie the week after she was cut.  
We decided to spend the week as a family in California.  
We went to Disneyland, Universal Studios, & the beach.  
She needed some time to digest being done.  
She needed time to be alone - 
time to figure out what she was going to say and do -- 
time to have fun without thinking about what had just happened.  

She was recognized quite a bit while we were "vacationing", 
which I think helped with the process.  

Unless you've been through something like this... 
it's hard to understand or even describe what it's like.  
It is also hard to understand why Kenz felt she "let people down".  
She was embarrassed.  
Her entire High School rallied around her with support 
which is one of the things Kenz was most worried and embarrassed about.  
Thinking that way doesn't make sense, I know.  
But she felt she had let them down.  

Driving up to our house changed a lot for Kenz.  
Family and friends made sure she felt "Welcomed Home". 
As a mom, I will forever be grateful for "other moms" 
who somehow sensed a need and acted on it.  
I have a pretty amazing family and live in the best community!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for ALL you did. 

1 comment:

  1. Pretend my name is on the sign, k? Love you both. Lunch soon?