Dancing Sisters

My girls love to dance and I love to watch them dance. They enjoy tap and clogging, but ballet is their favorite. It is so beautiful and graceful. For my girls, it also is a shared experience. They do¬† hair and make-up for one another and “ooh and aah” over the beautiful costumes. They practice together and encourage one another. I know that when they are grown and their tutus are put away, they will always remember the joy of dancing together. This year was the first year that all four of my big girls (Esther isn’t quite old enough!) participated in their dance studio’s spring recital, The Enchanted Garden. It was beautiful! They were lovely and I was so proud! I had a daughter in nearly every group which made each scene a moment my mommy heart just soared! Christina, because she had leg surgery in December, was unable to dance most of the year. However, she was invited to participate in the recital with an acting role. This was truly a blessing. What a joy to see my daughter on stage – so graceful – when a year ago I feared she may not ever walk without a limp. God is so good! I am so thankful she was given this opportunity. She was even able to partner just a little and she played the role of a peasant who turned into a princess… every girl’s dream! This year was little Sarah’s first official year taking dance lessons. (Though her sisters have taught her for years!) We made the others wait until they were eight to begin, but when Sarah turned seven, she insisted that she just couldn’t wait any longer! My girls love the spring recital – a time when our family comes to see them all dance. They are radiant and I am one proud ballet mom!

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3 Responses to “Dancing Sisters”

  1. Amanda Says:

    I just discovered your blog via Lindsey Swinborne – she is married to my husband Jeremy Swinborne’s cousin, Josiah. Jeremy and I have 3 daughters (so far) and it was fun to stumble across your blog! Your girls are lovely dancers. Our girls are 4, 2 and 10 months. We just let our 4 year old begin a ballet and tap class and our 2 year old is already eager for her turn. We begin our first year of homeschooling our 4 year old this fall (preschool). You have some great information and adorable pictures!


  2. Tina Says:

    Amanda, Thank you so much for stopping by! Daughters are a tremendous blessing! Enjoy every moment!

  3. The Jobe Journal » Blog Archive » Dance Pictures Says:

    […] and Bethany were my only participants in this year’s recital, Hansel and Gretel. Compared to last year, with four dancers and multiple costumes per dancer, this year involved very little stress. Both of […]

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