Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Time to Dance

Monday was Sophia's first day of dance lessons. I know this is not that big of a deal...most little girls take dance lessons at one time or another, but it was a really big deal to me. You see, when I gave birth to my two beautiful twin daughters, I envisioned two little girls in tutus...two dancers. The thought of leaving Grace behind crushed me.

At first, I searched and searched for a dance class that would include Grace. Whether she would be helped by me or someone else, I wanted her to be included. We spend so much time, energy and money on Grace's therapies, it just seemed to make sense that she would be included in this. I didn't want her to be left out of the "fun stuff".

I have finally come to the realization that although Grace and Sophia look identical, and not considering the fact the Grace has cerebral palsy, they are not identical. They are two separate individuals with two separate journeys...and no one should be left behind. So...Sophia loves to dance and she is now in a dance class. It is our afternoon...time that just Sophia and I get to be together, just the two of us. I love this time...and I love my girls.

Grace has of course, been saying "Mommy I want to go to dance lessons" and I tell her "Grace there will be time for that later"...and there will be. I plan on starting her in the Fall.





8 comments:

The Mitchells said...

Your post reminded me (as I sit here prego with #3) that it's okay if this one is a girl because I won't be replacing Ella, I'll be doing new and "different" things with one than I do with the other. It's the first time I've felt okay if we end up having another girl. Thank you for your perspective.

Jackie said...

You are a wonderful mom

Kat said...

I absolutely love that Sophie is taking dance class... I have a feeling she will love it so much... And Grace will have her time, but I'm glad Sophie is doing something she loves... You are incredible! Love you...

Katy said...

I have some wonderful friends and their oldest has been a dancer from day one. The youngest is in gymnastics. I love how they nuture their two girls individual differences--I imagine that can be very difficult.

therextras said...

Your confidence in the decision will help both girls. Barbara

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