Today, Kyah decided she did not want to go to dance at all. She is currently of the belief she is no good at dance and she will never be a good dancer again and it is becoming obvious that the lies she has been told, she is believing and they are having such a huge impact on her self belief. How destructive people can be, even with or without realising it.
My job now is to build up my daughter’s self belief and confidence so she even wants to socialise with others, meet new people, try new things and then, even, perhaps go back to pursue her dream of dancing.
We met up with a dear friend today, Amanda, and she was fantastic. Amanda had been in a similar situation to Kyah a few years ago; she had an injury and by the time she was able to go back to dance and sport, she knew her peers were at a level beyond where she was. She explained to us, that just knowing she should have been at their level or beyond, reduced her confidence, compounded with the fact that she was trying to return from an injury, just made it too hard for her to even contemplate returning. She dropped out of that genre of dance and never returned and regretted it ever since. She tried to explain this to Kyah – maybe it had some impact.
I also met up with some dear friends from church, Lyn and Bill. Thank you so much for your time and friendship today – it was so much needed.
Then this afternoon, our friends Charmaine and the girls came over. Some relaxing, comfortable time with them… it was invaluable. We read about our identity and where it needs to be rooted – in Christ. Hopefully something sunk in for all of us. Thank you girls.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14