Sunday, March 6, 2011

Abby's Concert

Abby was involved in a super awesome concert this past weekend. She sang with a full orchestra in front of over 5000 people in the Mesa Arts Center with the East Valley Mormon Choral Organization. The theme of the concert was Messiah in America. Absolutely phenomenal music. I also have a bunch of friends and extended family that were involved in it.

My in laws went with John to the first concert while I stayed home with the kids. During the second song, my in laws noticed that Abby started looking a little shaky and pale. Within a few minutes, they watched her "in slow motion" drop to the floor in front of her and disappear for about a minute. Then she slowly came back up and looked as white as a ghost and didn't sing for a while. After the song was over, a few women helped her cool off and get something to eat. They kept asking her if she wanted to just stay behind for the rest of the concert and not sing. She told them that her dad was watching her, and she wanted to sing so he could see her.

I attended the second concert and Abby seemed fine but was standing on the very edge of the row (which isn't usually where she stands) and out of view from my seat, so I couldn't even see her. She said there were two ladies standing just behind the curtains that kept whispering, "don't lock your knees. . .don't lock your knees" as she was singing. They were ready to catch her if it happened again.

Poor girl! Probably the hot lights, nerves, locking her knees, and not a great lunch all contributed to her feeling dizzy and fainting. She was pretty embarrassed about the whole thing and made her dad and I promise not to tell her brothers about it, as they might tease her. So-keep the secret and don't tell the brothers!

I was proud of Abby in how she handled things. She didn't get dramatic or make a big deal about it and wanted to finish strong, even in her weak condition.


  1. It was a great concert and she did wonderful! John and I totally missed the fainting spell. I must have misunderstood him and thought I was watching Abby, but it turns out I was watching another cute girl who I thought was Abby.

  2. Poor Abby! What a scary feeling! I love that she wanted to sing for her dad!