Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Love Connection

Another Saturday. I'll be shuffling slowly to see my DD in her yearly dance recital tonight. It's always such a joy to watch her dance. She's so beautiful and talented.


I know there will be that usual moment where for a second I'll look and not see the 15 year old young woman she is, but will still see the little 4 your old she was taking her first awkward dance steps. I imagine she will look out and search for me, it won't show, but I know she will do it. With her heart. She'll feel me there willing her on through the crowd of hundreds. I'll feel energy coming back at me. For a moment we'll be one. In the end I'll cheer extra loud and let out a big "Woo Hoo!" in the elegant theater to be sure she hears me. She'll smile big and bow quickly before running off stage.

Later she'll roll her eyes and say I'm soooo embarrassing. Her father will be mad at her for saying it. I won't take it personally. Not this time. I know it's expected. I know it's still love. I'll know we were one back there on that stage. Just like then all those years ago. It's the same now. I'm still Mom and she's still my Dear Daughter.

It's a Love Connection.


Best,
Kwana

16 comments:

pve design said...

Funny, in NY a dear lady lived in our building and she told me shortly after my twins were born that my hands and feet were no longer a part of me - they belonged to them. I now understand - it is a true love connection, all the way down to those dancing feet.

Kristen Painter said...

Very sweet!

Joyce said...

Oh... now you did Kwana! You made my eyes get all misty first thing this morning! This is so BEAUTIFULLY written. I hope someday DD reads what you wrote here.

AND Patricia you pushed the tears over the edge! I love what your neighbor said.

I so adore the full connection of the love you girls have for your children. It all was a perfect match made in heaven!

Enjoy tonight and capture the moment!! Rest during the day if you can. xoxo

Deidra said...

What a beautiful post. So very sweet. Enjoy the recital this evening and that love connection forever.

Be kind to your back today.

Kwana said...

Thanks so much Ladies. I'm just getting out back up now at almost 11:00. Taking it slow. I had to look back and correct my typos. It's hard to write under pain meds. Sorry about that. I know the show will be great. I'll have her read this post. Someday:)

Ina J Offret said...

Beautiful heartfelt words Kwana... she will always be your tiny dancer. Hope you are getting better. Sending love from Alaska xo

Maggie May said...

yes, exactly

Frau said...

Ah! That is sweet! It's funny if you don't do that she will probably wonder why, I think they expect us to embarass them! Love your new profile picture. Have a great time at recital.

"Blog Artists" said...

Oh...how very touching. I just got back from taking both my girls, 4 and 2 to dance this morning and can feel everything that you feel...what a beautifully written post.Good luck tonight...tell us how it all went!
And hope you feel better soon too!

Yvonne said...

Dang girl...now I'm all feelings. I love your scenerio and I feel the same about my daughter. Not sure if it will be dance or karate but I'm sure that I will be the loudest parent in the audience.

Tamstyles said...

Congrats to you...my daughter took dance for 4 years and decided not to this year...why i let her not do it surprises me...i love to see her do ballet..i must be to artsy..i dont think she really loves it though..

Kwana said...

Thanks for the comments. The show was wonderful and my DD was the BEST but you know I'm biased. Tamstyles don't worry let her find what makes her happy. It may be dance or something else. Maybe ballet is not for her. Try another kind. My DD got tired of ballet for a while and now she does both ballet and modern with the emphasis on the modern. I'm sure whatever she chooses you'll cheer her on.

Legallyblondemel said...

This is lovely. Really.

PS - Hope your back starts feeling better soon!

Tamstyles said...

Thanks for commenting back..she is 11 1/2 and really she is not sure what she wants to do..I just want to make sure she has a talent, skill, in something aside from books..some days she would get tired of it, but when recital day came she would be so happy and excited and she would always say she wants to do it again...but this year..she said..Mama you promise not to get mad? I agreed to hear her out, and she told me she didnt want to..she wanted to try something else..well she did..track...and did it for a few months and decided that was not for her...so thats why my husband told her she is getting back in dance in the fall...she didnt seem to thrilled with that news..but an idol mind gets lost, and that i want to avoid...i just want her to have a positive focus..you never know where dance can lead you..i tell her that all time...

Kwana said...

Hang in there with her Tamstyles. You are doing a great job.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love this! Reminds me of me back in the day, and my own mom "whoo hooing" from the crowd. I treasure those memories, and your daughter will too. :-)

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