THANK YOU, Don, I believe this shot truly captures the beauty of this number so eloquently and I am so appreciative of it.
I was transported to ALL the places these talented dancers went yesterday. From the opening act until the closing act I ooohhed and aahhed and gasped and clapped and hooted and hollered and wept.
It. Was. Awesome.
From a mom's perspective, it is amazing to look at Bella and think, "I gave birth to this kid." Holy Hannah. She is a beautiful dancer. I was never able to do what she does. People were complimenting me on her stage presence yesterday and I said, "Thank you."
The truth is, her ability to dance has absolutely nothing to do with me. I merely pay the bills and drive her. Bella does all the work. And trust me, dancers are athletes. If you ever want to try to dispute that I ask you to attempt to do what these kids did yesterday. You can't.
Another year of hard work, dedication, fun (it has to be or Bella wouldn't have stuck it out for almost 14 years), sprains, strains and six pairs of pointe shoes, comes to a conclusion with a marvelous show. They have a few more weeks of dance left for the year. They will dance for the joy of dancing; for the sheer love of the sport. The next full blown show will be when Bella is a senior. I can't even fathom it.
The show closed with this song. You ALL know it. Close your eyes and imagine the magnificence of dancers as they glide, leap, twist, turn, and portray, EXACTLY the places they will go.
I love HDTC. ♥
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. In a million years you will never know just what being a part of this family has meant to ME. (The heck with Bella!)
And Jody, OF COURSE I'm crying!