Emma-Kate’s first dance recital was this weekend. It was a big milestone for her and for me, her Mommy. Seeing her up on stage dancing like the true diva she is was hugely rewarding and emotional for me. I was surprised to find myself crying like a big baby by the end of the routine. For weeks and weeks, we’ve been going every Monday to dance class. Some days she would follow instructions, others she would do her own dance and then some classes she would just stand there doing nothing at all. To see her up on that big, bright stage doing her dance routine as perfectly as an almost-three-year old can was immensely rewarding, especially because she loved it and was proud of herself afterwards. I have never been more proud of her.

Here’s a snapshot I took of EK right before we went backstage: