October 26, 2009

Dance concert - spectacular

Ahhhhh...I can totally breath now. The dance concert is over, and it was amazing. From the little 2 and 3 year old ballerinas up to the seniors, they were so good. And my girl....whoa.....I was so proud of her.

The dance teacher had given her some extra dances to do, and she had the opportunity to dance with some seniors in a very dramatic piece. It was amazing. She also did her first flower ballet, which is pretty and dainty and true "ballet". She did 6 dances all up and I was exhausted from running from backstage to the theatre to see some of the concert.

And she did her special part, where she did a solo piece at the front of the stage, and I was not allowed to watch it in practice. So I helped her get dressed, ran around from backstage to the theatre and sat and enjoyed watching her. She danced by herself and I had tears in my eyes and a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I can only describe as surreal. My daughter, my baby up there dancing in front of the crowd. Me wanting to yell out "She's my daughter..right there!"

I wonder will this feeling of absolute pride, love and affection whilst watching Miss D dance, ever go away. Years from now, if she is still dancing, will I watch her and have tears in my eyes again? Probably, but seeing her for the first time, doing something she loves, and dancing solo, is a moment that is etched in my mind and my heart.

She also won a raffle prize of some gorgeous earings, so now we will think about getting her ears pierced. She has been asking about it for a while.

Now I can't wait for the DVD so I can watch it all over again...



9 comments:

Just Add Walter said...

ok I am way too hormonal... that just made me cry! You seem like the sweetest mom!

Erin said...

OMG How awesome! And a dance solo, that's great!

Woman In The Midst: Raw said...

I am so happy and proud for you!! How absolutely wonderful.. And you will forever and ever tear up.. Congratulations proud Mama and congratulations to Miss D on her performance AND on winning the gorgeous earrings.. Of course you will get her ears pierced.. She's more than earned it! =)

Woman In The Midst: Raw said...

If you'll go to my blog you'll see a special award for Miss D.. =)

Foursons said...

I got chills reading this. You will probably always cry watching her dance, but this first time is extra special. So glad it went well and it's wonderful to hear the words of a proud Mommma!

blueviolet said...

How absolutely wonderful! Such a special moment for both of you!

Doodles said...

How completely exciting for you... my youngest wants to start dancing so I maybe in your shoes sometime soon.

Suzanne said...

She is a beautiful ballerina. I'm happy it was so special for you both. Yes, you will tear up. My daughter is almost 15 and I have to watch the DVD's to see her clearly because at the performance, I have tears in my eyes and everything is blurry!:-)

Rachel said...

So terrific that she got to dance a solo - and especially since it was new to you! :)

I can speak from experience that when I got my first demi-soloist role with the ballet company as an adult, my mother was still the woman in the crowd yelling "WHOO HOO! THAT'S MY GIRL!"

(I hope you will always do that for Miss D! :)