Monday, June 23, 2008

My Candle on the Water

Saturday my little girl danced her heart out. All her hard work paid off. She looked like an angel and I had tears by the time it was over. By nightfall, she had fallen asleep behind me, on a chair in our family room, hair still up and glittery, exhausted from all the fun and excitement.

I always feel so blessed to have my two girls, but to see Lillian dance is a miracle for me. You see, she was born with severe club foot...in both feet. The doctors said that had she been born 40 years earlier, that she would be bound to a wheelchair forever. She wore casts from the time she was 2 weeks to 7 months old with a surgery at 4 months. You can still see the scars where they opened up her feet and lengthened her tendons. The scars don't matter in the least...she runs, she jumps, she skips, she DANCES...and loves every minute of it. Thank goodness for miracles. When I am old and in a retirement home, my little "candle on the water" floating on the stage will be a sharp image in my mind.








12 comments:

Jan Parrish said...

What a beautiful miracle. I'll bet you cried your heart out at her recital.

Lynn said...

What a sweet story! I am so glad that she was able to be your candle on the water. We have to be thankful for advances in medicine! :)

Lynn

Ginger said...

Look at that little angel.Oh to be that young again !She going to bring you so much joy my friend.Loved your blog today about her she a so talented like her great mom enjoyed your blog today my friend knowing just of a little much about your life.Hugs ginger

Jen r. said...

Oh, that's a such and amazing thing. Thank goodness !I am so glad! Jen R

sUz said...

hi meRe!

What an incredible feeling that must have been to see your little miracle float on stage. It's one of those moments that will be with you forever.

iN jOy,
sUz

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a story...

hurray for Lillian !!! and for you too !!!!

Mary said...

What a wonderful story about your dancing girl. What a blessing to hear about...thanks for sharing!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful post. Your daughter is so lovely, glad to know that miracles do happen. God's Blessings.

Irma :)

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hi Mere, I love this story. Miracles are such blessings! I love the photo with her holding the candle! So precious! Lisa :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Mere! What a precious story, and a wonderful tribute to your daughter.
Blessings~

Lori Garbarino said...

That song has always been a favorite of mine! I used to sing it loud and strong in my room, I had the 45. Your girls are so beautiful, and What a glorious outcome! she was and is beautiful indeed!

Hugs Lori

LW said...

What a wonderful story, a story of JOY....
She is a beautiful little girl...

Louise