Friday, May 15, 2009

Too Much for Me!!

Tonight was dress rehersal for Kiara's dance recital. I knew going would be hard but I did not expect it to be as hard as it was. I decided to take Lady with me and I am glad I did. I walked in and immediately 3 people came up to me asking me how I was. Now don't get me wrong I like that people are concerned and aware that all of these firsts are very hard for me, but that is just it, they are hard. Please don't stop asking!

After getting Kiara dressed for tap we took our usual trip backstage to see Mr. Scott. We always took a picture of him with the girls before the show started. We got our hugs, and our picture.
My parents arrived and we went up to the balcony to watch the show. My mom wanted a program so I went and took one from one of the helpers. I opened it up and the first thing I saw was this...(if you can't read it click on it and it will open larger). Up until that point I held it together pretty good. I sobbed, it took me several minutes to calm down. A parents biggest fear is that people will forget their child who has died. I know I will never forget Savannah and I am sure most people will remember her but to have it made so public that she is missed and not forgotten really touched me. I noticed later on the front of the program at the bottom it says "Studio One's 28th production is dedicated to the memory of Princess Savannah Hurley...Our Studio One Angel"

Kiara as usual did an awesome job. She knew all of the steps and had a big smile on her face the whole time. Her tap song was "Getting to Know You" from My Fair Lady and her ballet was an instrumental version of "The Rainbow Connection." I am so proud of her, she loves dance and it shows in the way she dances. At the end of her ballet number they exit the stage in pairs, Kiara and her partner had the biggest grins on their faces and danced with a lot of enthusiam. Kiara even snuck in a little wave before she left the stage. Everyone laughed, it was cute.

I missed the tap number that would have been Savannah's class but I did see the ballet. The song Mr. Scott chose was "A Mother's Prayer" by Celine Dion. I, of course, sobbed again. One of the mother's from Kiara's class came up to me and said "That was Savannah's class, wasn't it?" When I told her yes she started to cry which only got me going again. I heard from one of the mother's in Savannah's class that her daughter said Savannah was dancing beside her tonight. Dancing was one of her favorite things she was always sad when she had to miss it.


Marie said...

I'm sure she was dancing beside them!

Kiara looks beautiful, awesome pictures! I'm sure she'll do wonderful, tell her I said Break a leg!!!

crystalvoice said...

What a beautiful event! Thank you for sharing this. Many prayers and hugs for you from me. I sure miss you!

Rachel Rivard said...

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that she was dancing up there! What an awesome tribute in the program. I know that I will never forget her because I still think of her every day! Big hugs XO

Megan and Sean said...

Kiara you look beautiful! The programs was so sweet, I'm still sniffling. Love you.