April 18, 2011

And she danced.

We had a weekend away.

My big girl and I.

She danced at an Eisteddfod in the groups section in 5 different categories.

The dancing was amazing. So many talented girls and boys.

Miss D's groups did very well, with 3 firsts and 2 thirds. Firsts in National, Contempory and Cabaret.

There is something about watching my firstborn dancing on stage. That exquisite familiarity.

It's almost as if I'm watching myself.

I felt giddy with anticipation as I waited for her to start.

And then she was there.

She was so beautiful.

Her smile. How she danced.

Her confidence.

Her eyes.

In some of her groups there were a dozen other dancers.

But I couldn't take my eyes off her.


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6 comments:

Cate said...

that's so beautiful. I've been known to have a little cry with pride when my big girls dance on stage - they always look so young and tiny up there. It can be nerve wracking - but always wonderful :-)
xxxCate

Dreaming said...

Proud momma... and rightfully so!
Isn't it great to see your kids "becoming"?!
Thanks for sharing!

E. said...

Congratulations to your big girl.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You're obviously a proud mum! And quite right too. How wonderful, sounds like a fabulous weekend. I love watching Amy in school plays, it's a very proud moment.

Lovely post.
CJ xx

Sanity Or Bust said...

I ALWAYS cry at my daughter's ballet concerts - without fail. I cry when I watch her dancing, and looking exactly like every photo of my ballet concerts.... I cry when I realise how big she has grown... I cry when I watch the "big girls" dancing because it doesn't feel like so long ago I was teaching htem at age three.... I will probably cry when I get back on stage this year!

River said...

I remember that pride, I watched my grandchildren at their ballet concerts.