I'm Proud of You, Lauren



Dear Friends,
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


Love,
Mom

8 comments:

AJ said...

Good job, mom for being a proud mama! I love it!

Thanks for returning the visit. I am now following and would love for you to follow too! :)

Mari said...

Hooray for Lauren! That's a great picture.

Maria said...

Lauren , looks beautiful and much like you in the picture.
Maria

Donna Bolster said...

We love you, Lauren! Woo-hoo, you look beautiful!

joy said...

Many praises and blessings for MOM and DAUGHTER. Thank you, proud mom, for sharing.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

What a proud moment!

There is nothing sweeter than reading the words from a parents' heart to their child.

Precious.

Linda said...

Amen! Keep 'em coming!

How'd you get that great pic. of Lauren during the show????
Linda

Linda Balsamo said...

Bravo Lauren! She is much like Dana, who persevered when she was overlooked, not given any attention or critique when she was young & overweight because she probably didn't fit the image of what a dancer should look like. But God gave her such a strong passion to dance & she too lit up on stage. Our girls paid their dues but you know what? God was with them and He brought them through it. How we, as moms, would have loved to spare them the pain of rejection! But they are stronger because they went through the struggle and probably more appreciative of what they have accomplished. Praise God that our daughters know the One who is truly the Lord of their dance! Glory to God for the work He is doing in their lives!