17 August 2011

The World At Her Feet

I had the most amazing time last night with my beautiful daughter and grandaughter at her ballet concert. Grandaughter number one has a love for dancing any kind of dancing jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, it truly doesn’t matter the name if it can be performed to music number one will dance her little heart out for you.
For almost a year now she has spent hours upon hours practising including late night rehearsals for this two hour show to be performed in front of hundreds of people over 3 nights.

I spoke to her minutes before going back stage and was about to say just remember your steps and you’ll be fine......before I could even utter a sound from my mouth.......she said.........wow look how many people came to watch me it’s going to be fantastic I’m so excited. “Well wash my mouth out” what pressure what nerves I thought!! ......Realizing then I guess it was me who was a little nervous for her.
I can’t really describe how watching this little 8 year old perform meant to me. Of course she looked gorgeous in her tutu ballet shoes with sparkles in her hair and I was extremely proud of her. I couldn’t stop thinking how this little one showed ability well above her age to be on stage in front of so many people remembering all her steps and poses she had the whole rhythmic dexterity happening (I must add taking two extra bows on her own blowing kisses to the crowd)........bless her, she made me cry and laugh!

 What I realized was how self confident our young ones are these days, it  just astounds me with their no fear attitude.
The concert was magical the best Swan Lake performed by 8 to 12 year olds I have ever seen......grandmothers are allowed to be biased!!!!!
Share how you feel when your children perform or compete do you get a little nervous like me?

Always Love In Wendy’s World


Sue said...

Hi Wendy

How sweet thinking they had all come to see her, that’s just beautiful. My two girls do gymnastics and compete at a high level. I get extremely nervous every time I watch them even though they have been doing it for years. I worry about the injuries more than the winning, nerves or not I wouldn’t miss them competing I enjoy it as much as they do.

Blessings Sue

special 'k' said...

They are so precious. My tears and laughs often get mixed up too. Enjoy they grow up way too fast. Love you blog was thrilled you were over for a visit. Come again soon. Cheers SpecialK

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Wendy..just gorgeous! I don't think I'll ever stop being just a little nervous when my kids do something 'big'. My youngest 23, had to hand in his first assignment the other day for a course he's doing which is really important to him..and I was the one who was nervous for him too! He got a high distinction..so next time I will have more confidence..lol.

YFF said...

Just bootiful....Love it.
I get a little nervous for you every time I read one of your blogs...but your enthusiasm and inspirational words overrides all my feelings.

Anonymous said...

You must have been beaming with pride at watching your granddaughter on stage. I love to watch our children perform and well up with tears of happiness. I must admit I too get a little nervous for them.


Jo said...

Thank you for sharing about your grandaughter. YES grandmothers are allowed to be biased. Don’t ever stop.
Reading your blog gave me the feeling that I was right beside you watching your granddaughter.
I get all clammy and find myself holding my breath until my face goes purple when my children are performing. When their performance is over I am the first one to stand up and the loudest one yelling and clapping...

Beth said...

Yes I agree Wendy. Our young ones are very self confident these days. I think it must be because we give our children so much affirmation today in being the best that they can be, rather than saying that they must be the best one there.
Thank you for sharing your story. Loved reading your blog.