On Saturday evening Gwen participated in her first talent show. Pretty sure it won't be her last. She is - and always has been - a born entertainer, eager for the spotlight, ready to make you laugh and cheer. But not quite in the way you might expect.
The talent show was a fundraiser for a church project - for the past five months, we've been raising money to build a well in a village in Malawi, Africa. (As a side note, I'm thrilled to say that we have met and exceeded our $7,000 goal, thanks to the children's talent show which raised $300!) We had attended practices earlier that day and the previous week, so Gwen was familiar with her roles. When we arrived at the church for the show, she marched straight down the centre aisle and up to the microphone, where she greeted everyone with a loud but charming, "Hello? Hee, hee!" Keep in mind the show has not started yet - people are just finding their seats. But trying to keep that kid away from a microphone is a losing battle.