Plodding Along

This last week or so has seen Kyah gain a bit more self belief and confidence with her dancing. This is good. At least we are moving in the right direction. Slowly but surely. There are still lots of prayers that she will find her true, solid identity in Christ . Once she has this identity, everything else will fall into place.

School has been winding up this last week or so. Assessments and exams have been a focus. Kyah is very aware her education is extremely important and really does try hard and does well with her schooling. It was nice to hand the final test in today for the term.

Her dancing on the Mondays is going really well. Everyone in the little dance school is really nice. They all seem to be genuinely concerned about each other. They are all friendly and supportive towards each other – this is really nice. A very good environment for Kyah. They all have a competition on this weekend, that we purposely avoided putting Kyah into, because we did not know if she would be ready physically, mentally or emotionally. The stage she is at now in these areas, she would have been ready to participate in this competition. Again, this is ok, another bonus for boosting her confidence.

We had some very dear friends come around for dinner. A girls night really, just Kylie, SiSi, Kyah and I. The 2 younger girls really get on so well, and again, Kyah needs to be around nice people at the moment.

In the Science Centre, Brisbane Museum

We also went to Brisbane to see the turtles hatching. We went with Kirsten and Annie. What a lovely day. Again the 2 girls got on so well. We saw turtles actually hatching out of their eggs, brand new born turtles, 2-3 day old turtles and 1-2 week old turtles. So amazing. We also went to the GOMA (Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art). Some displays were absolutely fascinating, others really didn’t appeal to us, but each to their own. All in all, with the queues we had to wait in, the traffic we got stuck in, all the things we saw, and the time we spent together  we had a great day.

We saw Beauty and the Beast as well as Boss Baby  on the weekend. Both movies were entertaining. We caught up with Nika and her kids to see Boss Baby. It was good to catch up with them. Kyah had a bit of a play with the kids after the movie. That was good for all of them. Nika and I chatted about Kyah and where she is at with her dancing. Nika is pleased she is gaining confidence and more or less recovering from the huge intensity of rehab and 1-on-1 private dance lessons. We will look at doing it again, but only when Kyah is ready.

We managed to get another session in at Planet Commando over the weekend too. It was good. We took a friend of ours this time, Gerry. He was entertaining to say the least. Unfortunately for him, he is now a bit worse for wear – I think he over did it, trying to keep up with us girls. His body is not used to the physical activity…. Won’t say any more.

Kyah finally caught up with a friend from dancing from last year. Tia, and her mum, Nadeen, will be going to New Zealand for the same dance comp we are going over for, so it was nice to see them before we  go. Catching up on what has happened with each other since Kyah’s accident was good for them both.

The biggest focus Kyah has now, is her first eisteddfod since her accident. She is supposed to be dancing on April 5, doing a classical solo en pointe. At this stage she is very ready and more than able to do it. She simply looks beautiful dancing again, and it is so hard to believe she actually had such an horrific injury only 6 months ago. I really think the test will be when she is on stage, en pointe dancing. I am almost certain that when I see this moment actually happen, I will be filled with tears of joy for my beautiful girl. What a little trooper to come back so well and so beautifully. She has definitely inspired a number of people and it is nice to hear this from them. Kyah has remained so humble and is hopeful she can inspire more people as time goes on.

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.  Jer 29:11.

So much time has been spent praying for total healing for Kyah. I would again like to thank everyone who has supported us and prayed for Kyah. This is an absolute miracle in progress. It is so humbling seeing God’s work come to fruition. Still a long way to go though.

This weekend, Kyah has a workshop with Queensland Ballet, so that will be a nice diversion from the routine.  Her dad has come up to watch her dance her first dance back, which is planned for next week. This was really important to her, so I hope it happens.

At this particular moment that I am writing this, we are  very much affected by the heavy rain and storms we have been experiencing for the last 24 hours. So many roads are closed, the entire south east Queensland and northern NSW are affected. The amount of water lying around and heavy in the air is amazing. The tropical low we are experiencing from TC Debbie is huge. Just so much water everywhere…..

Finches flying freely at GOMA

Finches flying freely at GOMA

In the Science Centre, the Museum of Brisbane


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