If this blog could have a theme song, “I hope you dance” would be it.
There’s something about the words that resonates with all of us.
About a month into writing this blog I posted about my tiny twins and their twirly whirly skirts.
Here’s an excerpt from where it all began:
Yesterday one of the twins asked for a twirly whirly skirt.
I guess twirly whirly skirts are all the rage if you are nine and Hannah Montana is your fashion icon.
I saw her outside one day.
Arms lifted to the sky.
Blonde hair floating in the wind.
A smile on her face.
And her twirly whirly skirt was whirling.
Whirling like it could whirl…..until today turned into tomorrow.
And my heart skipped a beat and filled with overflowing emotion and awe.
Awe at the joy and the abandon with which she twirled.
I wanted to pause that moment in time.
Time is so fleeting and the years rush by faster and faster…..
…..than a twirly whirly skirt could ever twirl.
And one day in the not so distant future, that skirt will become a distant memory.
And at that moment, I wanted to imprint that twirly whirly skirt on my heart forever.
For the storms ahead.
For the teenage years.
For the challenges and difficulties that life sometimes puts in our path.
I want to tell those twirly whirly skirted girls….when faced with the mountains and valleys on this amazing, wonderful journey we call life….
…..I hope you dance.
That was then.
This is now.
I’m sad to say no one around here wears twirly whirly skirts any more.
Well….except maybe me when I hear “Lucky Star” and I’m feeling sassy.
Now we’ve entered into days full of middle school and jeggings and beaded hair bands and nail polish and eye-rolling and marathons of “Girl Meets World.”
The teenage years are about to roar in like a lion.
And even so. Even now. My prayer and my hope and my theme song is still the same. Precious, wonderful, amazing, joyful, beautiful girls, always, always, always….
….I hope you’ll dance.
PPS It’s FREE for everyone! You can download the printable…..here.
And here’s a few more FREE printables from some of my friends!
Summer Pineapple Printable | Just Destiny
Summer Printable and Buffet Vignette | Shades of Blue Interiors
I love You in the Morning | Ella Claire
Farm Fresh Milk Vintage Printable | Finding Home
Anchor Printable | Making Home Base
I Hope You Dance | Thistlewood Farms
Summer Essentials Watercolor Art | jones design company
When Life Gives You Lemons | Eclectically Vintage
Time Worn Vintage Canning Books | TIDBITS
Gone Fishin’ | Town and Country Living
Swim in the Sea | A Burst of Beautiful