Permit this proud mama a small indulgence. This is not a 40 Day Focus post, just a boast post, thrown in - no extra charge! I'm so proud of my little girl, I want to share it with you.
Lauren was always the timid, shy little girl. But that little girl would light up the stage in her dance recitals. Until she stopped. For a few years, she didn't dance because she didn't have a friend to go with and being timid overpowered her love of dancing. Eventually, she started dancing again, and now she is a dance major in college and teaches at a local dance school.
But her college experience has not been without pain. She experienced rejections, and her body sometimes betrays her, not allowing certain required movements. It's been a very hard road for her, but she has been tenacious, spending long hours in the studio, and learning to speak up for herself.
Last night was opening night of the fall performance series. The picture above is Lauren in the show-stopper finale. To me, it reflects how far she's come and her strength of spirit.
Lolo, you go, girl!!
Therefore, my dear Lauren, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58