"This illness is to fatigue,
what a match is to a nuclear bomb.
It's an absurd mischaracterization!"
~Laura Hillenbrand

November 1, 2007

Little Dancer Hugs

Yesterday, I had a physical therapy appointment. It's in the same building as my daughters dance studio. She's a Sr. and is dancing some great parts in the Nutcracker this year. But, as a HS credit, she's learning to teach creative dance and early ballet classes.

Before I was sick, I started the creative dance program at this studio. I taught it several years, but due to my illness had to pass it on to a new teacher - who has done a wonderful job. But I miss those little dancers and my involvement with the studio and the Dance Company.

Yesterday, after my PT appointment, I went to watch the end of the ballet class - the class my daughter is learning to teach.

The Artistic Director and I have been great friends through the years, but rarely see each other now that I'm stuck home ill.She waved me into the studio and I went and sat by the mirror and watched the little dancers.

After class, they always give their teachers a hug. Yesterday, Jan, the artistic director, introduced me when I came in. Afterwards... she sent them all over to me to give me a hug!!!

I really miss little dancer hugs!!! And it was so wonderful to get some yesterday!

Today I am very thankful for Little Dancer Hugs!!!

"The young women will dance for joy,
and the men—old and young—will join in the celebration.
I will turn their mourning into joy.
I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing."
Jeremiah 31:13

1 comment:

  1. I can just feel your joy. I can picture myself back in my old dance studio and how wonderful that would feel. If only our bodies would dance for real--not just our spirits, but our whole bodies.
    Love, Emily