This is the story of a seven-year-old who is participating in her first dance competition.
She is entering a duet into the lyrical dance category at a regional competition in Southern Maine.
Nervous, excited, giddy…
…a ball of energy finding comfort in a bag of jelly beans backstage.
The makeup, the hair, the sparkly barrette and matching earrings. The beautiful baby blue dress and tan tights. Red lipstick, missing-tooth smile, and the hand of a friend. Months and months of practice.
I couldn’t be prouder of my daughter, Jessica.
I love how grown up she looks with the makeup and bun, yet the missing tooth and the pink desk in the car show that she is still a little girl!
This is wonderful! You could have the beginnings of a book here…
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