Our eldest daughter A has been enjoying ballet classes. In two years she has moved up to beginning intermediate which is a great accomplishment. Both girls attend the same school and for now I sit through each of their classes occasionally taking pictures and when I do texting them to each of the birth moms and other family.
This Holiday season A was invited to participate in the local ballet company’s annual Christmas ballet performance. She had to decide on her own was she ready to commit to the rehearsal schedule as well as keeping up with her normal classes bringing her dance classes to three times a week. When she excitedly decided that this is what she wanted to do I immediately called C (her birth mom) with all the details of the show and dates hoping she might be able to travel and see this performance.
There was enough time for C to plan for that weekend’s visit allowing her to fly in from Minnesota and thrill in A’s performance and the show.
Why am I sharing this moment? I feel it’s pretty significant that both C and I could share in this moment together as we watched our daughter perform on stage at the theatre. We both sat next to each other with major smiles on our faces when her group came out to perform their dance that was part of the show.
In return, I know A was thrilled to have C be able to come in for the weekend and attend the show performances. It was a wonderful event to be able to share together as family.
And with that we, the two moms, shared a proud moment of our now seven year old daughter as we watched in awe her performance for the Christmas ballet.