Well this week saw me have parent teacher meetings for school and dance. It was lovely meeting her school teachers. Chatting with them about how Kyah is going. Each one of them commented on how lovely Kyah is; a wonderful student, such a polite child, well mannered, high work ethic, hard worker and always tries hard. They are all very happy to have her in their class and would be very happy to have “more of her” in their classes. What a great compliment  for me, as her parent.

She is doing well academically, and just needs to continue working hard, building confidence in her own abilities, and doing the work.

Dance feedback, was along the lines I expected. She needs to improve her fitness and strength and continue focusing on her technique and corrections. Lots of work to do, it all takes time, and time flies in this day and age.

We have found a lovely church close by us that we have attended. We are hoping to attend on a regular basis and hope this helps us feel like we are settling in to Brisbane life.

Kyah had a little incident last week, where she was dancing and jumping and unfortunately, she landed wrong and has strained her foot. Yes, the same foot, but totally unrelated to her previous injury. As far as we are concerned, that injury is totally healed. There is no residual issues with that injury. Like I have said previously, her foot is more stable than her right foot and it is more mobile and stronger than most other dancers her age.

Anyway, the doctor said this injury is very common among dancers. Not a really serious injury. Just a sprain of some soft tissues in her fore foot. The physio said the same thing. She should be able to start dancing early this week. Gradually working up to pointe work again. It is interesting how certain people want to tag Kyah as “injury prone” or a “liability” with regards to her foot. But  that would have to be so far from the truth. The more you move, the higher the risk of injuries, particularly in an activity such as dance. Prehab is so essential. Athletes are constantly working around injuries and dealing with niggles. Dancers are no different.

2 weeks have now gone from term 2. It is amazing how fast time flies. Kyah woke me at 4am on Wednesday to watch the ANZAC Day dawn service. It is always nice to dedicate that time to thank all of those men and woman that have fought for our freedom, and those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

ANZAC Day is a particularly memorable day for us, not just for the diggers, but because one of her uncles died on this day four years ago. She was old enough to be very aware of what was going on and he was very young and it was very unexpected. So we stop on ANZAC Day and remember those that have gone.

Unfortunately, I have heard some false accusations being made about Kyah. As soon as I heard these I knew this to be an attack on her. The accusations are extremely callous and attack the person that Kyah is. The concerning thing is that if these false accusations are believed by certain people, they can be very damaging for Kyah’s future. I am praying the source of these lies is silenced and that God will deal with those involved immediately.

I am asking those of you who have been praying with us for God’s plan for Kyah to come to fruition, to please pray that the truth is revealed, and that those people will be made accountable for their behaviour, words and actions.

We know that the enemy attacks from any and all directions, especially when God has something great planned for you. We are constantly battling, constantly climbing mountains, constantly dealing with stuff, and usually we get through. But these lies are blatant, vindictive and potentially very damaging to Kyah. We would love and appreciate any and all prayers, to specifically stop this attack, once and for all. Thank you all so much, in advance.

1Jo 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Isa 55:11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Psa 6:10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.

We are going to go for a wander around the GOMA and Queensland Museum tomorrow. Something relaxing and enjoyable to do. It will fill in a few hours of our day. It is always interesting to see what exhibits each place has. We are looking forward to it.

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