And I was Cinderella. I still can't even wrap my mind around that! Just my dream for life...finally come true! And yet, as I was watching the play, and dancing, I felt like the big deal~the big dream come true~ was that these kids could finally dance. That was what I cared the most about, and it was what made the show so beautiful. I had been extremely stressed all week about my acting skills, only to find out yesterday that it didn't matter. Really, what mattered was that these little girls became ballerinas, and that they felt beautiful. And even though Mrs.Caroline had to make an on-stage appearance, even though my acting might not have been the best- the show was the most amazing rendition of Cinderella ever.
God has done miracles throughout this whole production, and my faith has grown and stretched. Where girls came in to class believing they couldn't do it, they left that production knowing that not only can they do it, but they are beautiful at it. That's how I feel. I CAN do whatever God calls me to do- wherever it is. I quit a sign language choir I was in for a few reasons, and one was because I just couldn't miss any of our ballet classes. It was a very hard choice for me, but I couldn't feel more thankful for doing it than I am right now. I think this is where God wants me, in this ballet. So here is where I'll gladly stay! I feel so much love for all these kids...for this program! We need to have them all over the country, even the world! My heart is so thankful to God for making this happen. Now, I'm not sharing too many pictures, but here are a few...
|My mom's hairdresser volunteered to come do the little girls' hair and makeup...it was the sweetest thing and the little girls were thrilled! I truly felt like Cinderella with my hair all done up perfectly! Thank you, Mrs.Victoria!|
|My sweet mother and the fairy Godmother- who made this show come together! (well, and Mrs.Caroline! :))|
|The evil stepmother with the one he did this for|
|Mason and two sweet girls at the ball|
|"Thank you, Fairy Godmother, for my beautiful gown and glass slippers!"|
|The midnight clock and I riding in the most beautiful carriage ever...my far in the future wedding has a lot to live up to! :)|
|The prince and Cinderella with the cutest Winter fairy! (who doubles as a mouse- this little girl was precious!)|
|Cate and I before the dress rehearsal..|
|The fairy Godmother and one incredible Duke|
|We were so thankful Grammie flew in for the play!|
|Benjamin was a wonderful Gus Gus!|
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