Sunday, June 5, 2011


I finally had my last day of school on Friday. Woo hoo! I do have to go back for two days of inservice next week, but those are generally fun days and we get to go out for lunch (treat for teachers!). It has been such a long year. We had so much unexpected snow and our system didn't have that many built in snow days.

Anyway, I had a great year teaching 3rd grade. I learned a lot and hope to be more effective this coming school year.

Paige has been leisurely spending her days at the pool in between her many hours of dance practice. This week is her dance recitals. She has dress rehearsals downtown all day on Monday from 8 until 7, then has dances Tuesday night and Wednesday night. This year she is in a total of 11 dances. She loves it, but it stress me out so much to get her ready in between acts. Her dances are so different, so it's not like I can leave her hair one way and that works for the remainder of the night. She also has a ton of make up changes. It's going to be wild and crazy. Some days I wish she were still little and relied on my mom and I for everything and then other days I wish she could do her own hair, make up, and drive herself to and from dance. I need to just relax and enjoy every stage. She is growing so quickly!

On another note, her eye condition has come back with a vengeance. She is having a terrible time seeing out of one of her eyes and the white cloud that once was so pronounced is back on top of her cornea. We were seeing specialists at Vanderbilt and they thought she would have a cornea transplant, only to tell us that she wouldn't, and now it looks like we are back at square one. If you are so inclined, I would appreciate prayer for good news on June 16th as we visit the hospital again.

I will leave you with a video of the senior performance of Alice in Twisted Land...this is just a tidbit of all that goes into recitals...let the show begin :)


Casey said...

So sorry to hear about her eye issues. I'll be praying for her. Keep us posted!!

Enjoy your summer!!

Gail said...

11 dances! Busy but also fun times for her and awesome memories. I'd be a little stressed too with that many and getting changed, etc. Can't wait to see!!

Missy, I'm truly sorry about Paige's eye disease and it worsening. Hoping and praying you get some clarity on what's going on. Fortunately you have some of the finest medical care in the world near you. You both will be in my thoughts...

rgshrs said...

I know what you mean about trying to relax and just enjoying every age, sometimes life gets in the way of that and everything they want to do and we want them to have and do. Hoping for a little bit of downtime this summer. We need it and girl I KNOW you do. ;)

We will be praying for Paige's eye condition. Very sorry to hear that it has come back so fiercely. :(

Good luck with the dance madness! It will be wild and crazy, wishing you both a successful couple of nights with lots of rest and pool time to follow!

One Happy Mama said...

Paige has such a talent for dance, I am in awe of her every time I see a video of her dancing.

Sorry to hear about her eye issues :( praying for her.