3.23.2011

Impossible as it May Seem....

Tonight was another dance class for Miss Chloe.
Her recital is coming up and we are so excited!

How can I possibly explain how special it is for
Chloe -- MY Chloe -- to be a dancer?
I've tried to find the words,
but the best I can do is this set of pictures
from tonight's class
put to the music and lyrics of Mindy Gledhill's
Whole Wide World.




I'm gonna walk a hundred miles
I'm gonna whistle all the while
If that's what it takes to make me smile
I'm gonna walk a hundred miles


I'm gonna run right up this hill
Summer sky or winter chill
If I gotta take a break I will
But I'm gonna run right up this hill


I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I'm just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans


I'm gonna go and take a chance
I'm gonna learn to ballet dance


Learn a little something 'bout romance
I'm gonna go and take a chance


I'm gonna live a crazy dream
Impossible as it may seem
Doesn't matter what the future brings
I'm gonna live a crazy dream


I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I'm just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans



You tell me, "don't try it"
I'm warning you that I won't buy it
All failure is fleeting
I trust it always has its meaning


I wanna hold the whole wide world
Right here in my open hands
Maybe I'm just a little girl
A little girl with great big plans


True, Chloe isn't normal....
She's extraordinary!!!
And an extraordinary girl wants nothing less
than an extraordinary life
filled with dancing, laughter, love,
and indescribable joy.
Take a peek at that last picture again.
I think she's got all those things already
and I will do everything within my power
to ensure that she has those things
every single day of her life.

Thank you to Mindy Gledhill, yet again,
for giving a song that speaks to me so profoundly.
First All About Your Heart, then Anchor, and now this.

Oh, how I love Mindy!
And I just cannot keep it to myself
one second longer that

***

(drumroll please)

***

she has agreed to
be our headliner
at a benefit concert for
the playground!!!!


Seriously, I didn't think I could adore Mindy any more,
but I was so wrong.
She took the time to find out about our cause,
then not only agreed to help us out,
but has offered advice, assistance, inspiration and encouragement!
I adore her and so look forward to working
with her throughout this process.
The concert won't be for quite awhile,
but I just had to share my excitement!
(I'll share details as soon as I have them!)

17 comments:

Colleen said...

That is really awesome! Chloe looks like she is having such a great time too!

Jennie said...

What great news! This is a little freaky that we are so on the same page, but I just ordered her CD earlier today. How is that for being in sync?

What a fun dance class!!! I love when adaptive activities are a good fit. It does my mama heart good!

Melanie said...

Those pictures and smiles brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful experience for her. Beautiful

Melanie
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Celine said...

Oh yay!
Such wonderful, wonderful news! :D

MrsFought said...

That's awesome!!!! And Chloe is the cutest dancer ever!!!!

Mel said...

She is so beautiful!! I love looking at her face, and knowing how much she is loving dancing!! And what a great daddy she has to dance with her..... AWESOME!!:) So excited about your concert, and can't wait to hear more about it!

BTW I'm coming to Utah for Memorial Day and staying for most of June, so lets do try and do lunch or something this time!! I miss you!!:)

mrssuelee said...

Just LOVELY!!! In so many ways...LOVELY!!!

jocalyn said...

ok...i'm checking back for the details. kendall and i need a trip to utah anyway...and we both adore mindy too! how super, super exciting!

melendez said...

I am so happy I found your blog through another blog. Your daughter Chloe is such a doll. I also live in Utah and I have a 2 year old little girl who was born with a nuerological disorder. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind telling me where Chloe takes dance classes? I would love to find something like that for my little one. If you don't want to share the info on your blog would you mind emailing me the info at jsmmelendez@gmail.com ? Thank you so much!

Lisa Cj's Mom said...

So Beautiful...she speaks so well with her smile, eyes, and love of life...and oh boy, does she LOVE to dance! I can only imagine her dance outfit:)

Looking for Blue Sky said...

What can I say? Just inspiring. When I read posts like this it helps me to keep trying with my daughter xx

Angela said...

Chloe you are a beautiful dancer :) Can't wait for the opening of the playground...I am going to come to Utah for it

Nathan and Dianna Wiley said...

That is priceless! She is growing up so lovely!! I too would LOVE to be at the opening of your playground!! You are amazing!

jennohara said...

That's so AWESOME Tara! I'm so happy for you!
Chloe looks like she's having an amazing time. She is amazing.

Jamie said...

I don't think Chloe could be any cuter. I just have to smile everytime I see a picture of her. I'm so glad she gets to dance.

Minion said...

:D:D Hii just came here to say that im really glad i found ur blog :)
i loved it, every post makes me smile and it also makes me want to enjoy life even more :) !

i will be waiting for more posts ^__^

Minion said...

:D:D Hii just came here to say that im really glad i found ur blog :)
i loved it, every post makes me smile and it also makes me want to enjoy life even more :) !

i will be waiting for more posts ^__^