Sunday, May 15, 2016

366 Project - Day 136 - "Final Dance Recital (Time for College)"

May 15, 2016 - "Final Dance Recital (Time for College)"

After almost fifteen years of classes, competitions and end-of-year recitals, today was my daughter Caitlynn's final recital as a student of "Lori's Center Stage Dance Studio".

It was a tremendously wonderful and emotional day... and at the end she was given so many bouquets of flowers that our kitchen now looks like a showroom at a florist or something.

In the coming weeks she will be graduating high school and getting ready to head off to college to major in dance... getting one step closer to achieving her dreams of being a professional dancer and eventually opening her own dance studio.

It's a strange feeling... I remember her first dance recital as if it were yesterday. I remember my eyes tearing up as I watched that first performance. I've had tears in my eyes watching her dance many times over the last decade-and-a-half... and today was certainly no exception.

Caitlynn: You never cease to amaze me! I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by... and I'm incredibly proud of the young woman you have become. I know, without a doubt, that you are going to go far... that you are going to achieve and surpass your dreams. As I've told you before, you truly are a radiant star. Keep your light shining bright... and don't let anyone or any thing ever cause it to dim, even for a moment. Your light is special... and it has the ability to spark the light in other people. So keep shining, little angel of mine! Never stop shining!

I love you!

 - Dad

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