Youngest Son has prepared for many months. Meeting with his teacher before Religious School and practicing over the summer to reach this day. Commuter Husband and I could see he was nervous - this outgoing, take-on-the-world child of ours. But ... sometimes it is good to be out of our comfort zone ... especially for this child.
The blowing of Shofar beckons us to to recognize the New Year, to look at our life over the past year and plan for our actions in the next. For many, it reminds them of a connection to G-d.
Youngest Son blew the Shofar beautifully. Yes, some days are more holy than others.