Thomas, my father, and Nolan
Ever since he was just a couple of years old, we have known that performing is one of his gifts. He has been acting, singing and dancing with various theater groups since he was seven. Having a large family and a small income, as parents we often have had to make hard decisions about what play he could be involved with - the time, the travel, the expense had to all be weighed with our goals of not being on the go all the time and not taking too much away from the other children.
Yesterday he auditioned at Emerson College in Boston. Over 800 young people audition in cities scattered throughout the country and just 50 - 60 will receive acceptance letters.
It was exciting to be in Boston - to people watch, to visit with my father and his girlfriend and my two oldest sons. It is even more exciting to know that Thomas is working towards the next phase of his life while pursuing his passion.