Sunday, April 27, 2014

Listen To Your Mother - Show Recap!

Saturday was the big day...Listen To Your Mother - Boston! I started the day like all "celebrities" do - battling dust bunnies under the couch in search of lost toys and returning overdue children's library books. The hubs and I then headed into Boston. The weather was NOT cooperative. Although I froze in my raincoat, I was at least smart enough to bring flats and change into my heels at the venue! The day was rainy and cold but there was a brightness in the Old South Church that not even Mother Nature could compete with.

The cast arrived early to do microphone checks, calm each other's nerves, and inhale pizza. Then just like that it was show time! I felt so very lucky to look out in the audience and see familiar faces. Nothing helps to calm the nerves like seeing people from all different parts of your life under one roof there to support you. It was pretty magical.

Luckily, I was the third speaker so I didn't have to wait too long to go on. And by wait I mean listen to my heart beating out of my chest. I hadn't been nervous at all but I feel like no matter how confident you are, your nerves will be tested when up in front of a couple hundred people! So I read my piece - heartfelt words about my mom.

I was so very honored to share my story with others and listen to the words of the other amazing cast members. Everyone really rocked it!

Following the show, we headed to the after party where I was so glad to spend time with family and friends who could join us as well as cast mates. The day went by in the blink of an eye. Isn't that always the case with special days in our lives?

I'm not going to lie though - I felt pretty special all day long. So to all of the real life attendees of the show and all the people who wished me well from afar - THANK YOU! Your support means the world to me.

****You can read the piece I read in the show by clicking HERE!****


  1. You are awesome, Diane! Will the show be accessible online at some point? I'm sorry I missed it in person, but would love to see/hear your bit!

  2. You were amazing. From line one, the tears were streaming down my face. Your mom and dad would be so proud of the mother you have become. Isabelle, Henry, Danielle and Tim are very luck people. Oh, and so am I. xoxo

  3. I am so very proud of you! You dazzle, Red. YOU DAZZLE!

  4. Awww, I am so happy that you had a good show. I wanted to come, but we didn't get in until midnight on Friday night and I was so jet lagged that I basically did nothing all day Saturday but eat and nap.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Nothing like a mid-day cry. Thankfully I planned ahead and had a few tissues ready. You were fabulous. Happy I could be there to hear all the remarkable women (and man).


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