Friday, June 5, 2015

Celebrate "Anything!"

     It goes without saying, but bears repeating, I don’t have this parenting thing figured out.  I write a post most weeks on this beautiful blog called, “Parakaleo” but I’m really just walking out parenting with you.  Some I’m leading simply because I’ve done it longer than you. Others I’m holding your hand, leaning on your shoulder as we navigate the next hurdle. However, I am also running to catch those who have are further down the lane.

     We are in this Mommy thing together.

     I want to celebrate a victory of our youngest (a rising high school junior) with you.  As I have shared in the past our daughter is a ballerina.  She has been dancing at a studio for about six years.  She loves ballet and pointe.  She is dedicated and loyal to the art of dancing as well as her fellow dancers, instructors and even studio.
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     When her studio was asked unexpectedly to leave their rented space due to a fire marshals’ request, God was weaving a perfect match with a nearby studio.  Within a week the dance studios had merged.

     With the abrupt and unexpected move there have been many emotions and questions from the students and their parents.  I applaud our daughter for being a champion of change!  When fellow students have complained about the new location, the “other” dance students, the “other” dance teachers, our ballerina has been positive and supportive on every level.

     She has been filled with grace and maturity.  Our ballerina expressed the positives of the new studio’s location.  Our ballerina recognized the students from the new studio could be new friends.  Our ballerina thinks the new instructors will give her new opportunities for different and maybe even better techniques.

     I’ve watched our ballerina live out, Philippians 4:8 “…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  Our ballerina was looking for whatever was true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable.  She was looking for ANYTHING that was excellent or praiseworthy.
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     Moms, I encourage you to find “anything” that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely or admirable in your children this week.  Find the “anything” in your child.  Think about that!  Share “that!”  And celebrate “that” in their lives! 

      And now without further ado, it is my humble honor to give Our Ballerina the “Champion of Change” award!  Celebrate the “Anything” in your child this week!

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