Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Monday, May 21, 2012


What a weekend. It was the dance recital weekend. Dress rehearsal was all day Saturday and the recital was from 12:30 to about 8:30 yesterday (two recitals, but Faith danced in both). It was exhausting and I didn't dance a step. I did, however, stay with Faith all day Saturday, watched the first recital with my mom yesterday, and then played backstage parent yesterday afternoon (ie babysat the girls while they waited for their dance, hunted for lost shoes, bows, tights, etc.). I truly had no idea how much work was involved in such an event.

 It was a beautiful recital, however. Faith takes lessons from a Leap of Faith studio and the entire recital, every song, every dance, was a dance for God. I have been to other dance recitals, and they are nice, but this recital was so very different because it was all for God. Words cannot express how moving it is to see these beautiful little souls -- hundreds of them -- dance for Our Lord. Each dance has meaning because it is scripture based and the music reflects the theme. I could go on and on...but, I won't.

I will show you  picture of my pretty dancer, however. She did such a good job. I admit I had little confidence because she is such a goofball at home, and this was her first year dancing. She is not very graceful in her day to day movements; she really acts more like a boy. But she did a beautiful job in her dance and she was so graceful. She got every single move right and didn't miss one step. I was so proud.

And because the song she danced to was this one, I blubbered like an idiot through most of it.

Faith had decided a few weeks ago that she was not going to take dance lessons again. I don't think she enjoyed the discipline necessary, and when she originally signed up I think she had images of little girls just leaping and twirling around the studio for an hour a week. It was more work than she imagined. But after yesterday I think she might do it again. Next year I'm shooting for lyrical ballet and maybe jazz. I think she'd be good at jazz, but I really love having a little ballerina.

Today is a day off. Being gone all weekend meant no laundry got done, no grocery shopping, no gardening. So we'll catch up today and do school tomorrow. Today we'll spend time smelling all those beautiful flowers my ballerina received after her dances.


  1. She certainly carries herself like a dancer. She looks graceful and beautiful in those photos. I think the dresses came out wonderfully and I love the color. I am glad it all went well. Enjoy today. ~Jan

  2. Thank you Jan. You are sweet. The dance Faith was in included the younger lyrical ballet dancers as well and they wore the same dresses in pink and sky blue. They were darling on stage together. It was the last dance before the finale and it was a big hit because they were so very sweet.

  3. Oh, I remember those days. My oldest was in dance (ballet, tap, jazz) for several years. We took a break from it for scheduling and financial reasons and then never went back. I think my daughter and I both miss it at times and I have a belief she could have done very well if we would have stayed with it. Ah, well. Such is life in a big family I suppose. Faith looks so lovely in her dress. Very graceful, indeed. Congratulations to your tiny dancer. :)

    Wishing you a blessed week, Barbara.

  4. She looks so beautiful and graceful in those pictures.

  5. She looks beautiful, Barbara! Our dance recital weekend is coming soon, and I love it and dread it at the same time. I love it because Sally loves to dance, but it is so, so busy.

    And Sally is a total klutz in real life, but put her in tights on the stage and she is unrecognizable, too funny! :)

  6. Oh, she looks so lovely and graceful in her pretty pink! (and I can understand the blubbering, no matter what song she danced to!) That is so uplifting to hear of dance to glorify Him. Enjoy a restful Monday and don't work too hard on the catch up. :-)

  7. She is a pretty little girl. Those recitals make me all weepy too.

  8. Congratulations, Faith! You look very beautiful in your dance costume! :)

  9. Oh, she looks just so lovely!

  10. Faith, I pray that you continue to do everything for God. You are beautiful!

    With love from Minnesota,

    Mrs. B.

  11. Faith,

    You look so pretty in your ballet costume! I bet you danced really good! I wish I could have seen you.

    Love, your friend,


    P.S. I love how the studio you found has the girls dancing for the Lord! We had a ballet class like that a number of years ago, but the teacher stopped teaching after she had children. I'd love to find another studio like that for my girls! So important to teach them young that ALL is for God! ~ Sarah


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