Ballerina in blue

After much patient waiting (as just as much impatience) today finally arrived – Sophia’s first ballet lesson of the year.  Throughout the entire holidays, I heard her plead for “Ballet today?” with big hopeful eyes, and had to try my best to make something else sound equally as thrilling.  With varied success.  So I’m sure I was just as excited as Sophia when I announced last night at bedtime that tomorrow we’d be going to ballet!  The anticipation hung like a cloud around us all day.  And then it was time to get ready.  A new blue ballet uniform and Sophia was dazzled!  I’m sure she checked herself in the mirror 100 times.

And what I wasn’t expecting was the swell of an almost tear as she walked into the studio alone.  I sat with her for each lesson last year, but now she’s in the next class, and it’s my big confident girl dancing without Mummy right there.  I couldn’t help but peek around the door now and then, just to catch a glimpse of my ballerina doing what she adores, and feeling like my half my heart was dancing in there with her.  M x

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  1. Jane February 7, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    oh so sweet

  2. melriddell February 8, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Thanks Jane! xx

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