Well, it is official. Kyah has been accepted to Queensland Ballet for 2018 Senior Program. We received the fantastic news today. We have been waiting since September 9, 2017 when she had her audition. We knew it was going to be a few weeks until notification; knowing they had to conduct auditions in both Sydney and Melbourne before they could let anyone know. The wait was long and anxious. Finally we know. What a relief.
She is in. Praise The Lord. About 4 years ago, I believe I was given a vision and was told that God wanted Kyah in Queensland Ballet. Since then, she and I have worked hard to head in that direction. There have been so many humps in the road, distractions, blockages, and deterrents, it has been a constant struggle for both of us; mentally, physically and emotionally.
Needless to say, last years’ “blockage” / “deterrent” was the biggest issue that slowed up her progression. Not even that foot injury has been able to stop her from pursuing her dream, her passion, her goal and what I believe, is the right path for her.
So many times along the way, with the humps slowing her up, trying to stop her from achieving this, many people have said “Maybe you’ve got it all wrong, maybe she doesn’t belong in Queensland Ballet”. My faith is very strong, when I know I have been told something, then I know it is going to happen. I believe and I know. And when you have faith, you just know. People that know me well, know I never lose faith or hope, if I know. But being on this journey, is the first time I have actually questioned my faith. Did I hear right? Was I imagining it? Is this just some fantasy dream? Am I making it up? What if I am wrong? Maybe I misinterpreted… So many doubts entered my mind. But talking to a few very close friends when times got tough, and subsequently, having that faith restored and rekindled was so essential for us to continue to where we are now. Thank you dear friends, xx.
There have been so many trials for both Kyah and I through this journey, of which we have only shared 1 year with you all. There have been times we have been told to walk away, to give up, not to continue, that it is my dream not hers, so many instances of abuse – verbal, physical and emotional – we have both just wanted to walk away, get out of the dance world. But we just couldn’t. We both know, she belongs in there. Hopefully Kyah will be a shining light of positivity, encouragement, love, kindness, true joy, goodness and faithfulness. That is what she has been up until this point, and I pray that she continues to be that light when she starts with Queensland Ballet next year.
At the moment, the realisation of her acceptance has not yet sunk in for Kyah. I think once we start discussing the logistics of next year – where do we live – do we commute every day? Do we move up there? Do we ask her dad to move up? Changing schools. Dancing every day at the same place with world-class dance teachers. Being around world-class dancers. Do I move up with her? What do we do with our house? So many things to sort out. It is all so exciting, and it will all work out as it is supposed to. We just need to trust and listen. God has created this opportunity for Kyah, and He will show us what to do to make it happen.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. We are so blessed to have such assurance, no matter what those plans are.