I have never been the most graceful person. I am not into makeup, clothes or shopping. I normally wear earth tone colors and decorate my home for function and ease of cleaning. I guess you could say I was a bit of a "tomboy" growing up and am a no frills, down to earth, easy to please kinda girl.
UNTIL...one day a young home school friend of ours invited us to her ballet recital. We are always looking for things we can go and do as a family that does not cost much, so thought we would get a little culture, go to the ballet and out for a cheap meal. Little did I know that my girls would be forever changed. They sat thru the whole hour and a half, eyes sparkling with excitement. After that recital they wanted to do ballet badly. They had me look for and by ballet dvd's and they checked books out of the library about ballet.
Elizabeth has many health issues that keep her from doing many things and I had never considered ballet for her because of her Cerebral Palsy. She trips and falls alot. And Carolyn from having Fetal Alcohol syndrome has very low tone and has stripped out one of her ankles. She has flipped it so much she has broken it at least 4 times and sprained it to many times to count. She wears ankle braces to prevent it from happening.
Psalms 30:11 - Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
Ecclesiastes 3:4 - A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
May God fill you with gladness and joy till it makes you feel like dancing!