Monday, May 04, 2015

Dance Recital 2015

Here we were again, another opportunity to witness the payoff of so much hard work and to witness the miracles that only God provides.

I was extremely nervous this year.
Addie struggled with this dance routine more than she did last year.
It's not that I wanted her to do a perfect job, I just wanted her to participate and not freeze on stage.

Rehearsal did not go well 
and although I am not a crier,
I cried all the way home.

Not a clue.
Partly because I was so proud of her efforts and partly because I was so afraid that she would get on stage for the recital and - someone would make fun of her?  she wouldn't show her full potential?  she would be upset?  
I don't know.

It was not one of my finer moments in life.

She tried, but I really think she was nervous.

Horrible picture, but this sweet girl WAS so proud of herself!

A couple of the girls in Addie's class helped her during the songs.
They would take her hand and lead her through the steps.
THAT, also didn't help my emotional state.

She was quite the anxious little thing backstage.

I finally got her to sit and color and she seemed to relax.

Oh my.

Addie was too shy to walk out on stage when her name was called.
Thank the heavens above that she is surrounded by kind and loving people!
Her teacher went and got her and escorted her out onto the stage.
I couldn't even open my mouth in fear that I would be a crying mess!

Just wow.

Ms. Amy - Addie's heaven sent teacher!

Addie's friend Anden brought flowers for Addie and waited for her to come out after the recital.
I was speechless.

Addie decided to act shy, but ended up talking about Anden all the way home.

Gabi and Addie.
Out of everyone who came to watch Addie dance, it was Gabi that Addie wanted.

Mrs. Shannon brought her daughter to watch Addie's recital!
Shannon is Addie's aide at after school care and summer care.
Yet another angel in our lives!

All done!

I am always so proud of Addie.
As always, we couldn't do this without the love and support of you all.
Thank you - from the bottom of my heart!


Aunt Cissy said...

Aww. Glad to be a partof it.

jennohara said...

So so sweet Jenn. The entire post gave me goosebumps. LOVE this.

Jeania Byerly said...

She is so precious! You just made me cry at work:-)