Thursday, May 28, 2009

The one that still gets me

May 5, 2007
Halle's first dance recital

A few years ago, when Halle was having constant seizuress, things she once loved suddenly became overwhelming to her. It broke our hearts- not knowing what kind of future our daughter would have, or if she would be able to do the things she loved. Her dance lessons, in particular, were a HUGE struggle. Thanks to her amazing dance teacher, Andrea, we were able to continue going (almost) every week- trying to keep some kind of normality in her turned-upside-down life. It was really hard, but we did it.
Then, the seizures stopped, and within a few weeks she had her first dance competition. She danced her heart out. I have never been so proud in my life. I cried the whole day, completly overwhelmed with gratidute that our Halle was back.

Now, two years later, she's still dancing. I know I'm a baby about it, but it still makes me cry.

Every time.
a few pics from competitions and the recital this year:

Andrea, (if you are reading this) THANK YOU so much for all your work with Halle the last three years. She loves you so much. I wish we lived closer and could continue with your studio next year. Love ya!!!

Anyone looking for a fabulous dance teacher in the Lehi area- call Andrea Olsen who owns "Diva's Dance Studio". (801)768-0806.


JustusJohnsons said...

She is SO adorable! I love that last pose!

Shell said...

She looks so cute! I am glad that her seizures stopped so that she can keep dancing.