The Official Writing Challenge
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Absolutely beautiful.
Absolutely beautiful. Excellent writing in this piece.
This is beautiful and tender. It helped to recall when our daughter was taking ballet lessons and eventually played Clair in the "Nutcracker" Oh, how many times at recitals did I not consider the "the downsizing by gift and desire" but when she grew into her role, I, too, could see God's grace throughout.
Lovely work and words.
Beautifully written to reveal the steps to adulthood.
This is just wonderful. I love the relationship she has with her Heavenly Father. What better way to grow and develop! Splendid. My favorite this week. Truly a winner!

A very sensitive and gracefully written piece. I envisioned each stage of growth both physical and spiritual as each class advanced.
Written with so much tenderness and grace. Reading it felt like a walk through a lovely spring day. Kudos!
Beautifully crafted. I love the parallels you created between learning to dance and growing up. The part about her being independent yet dependent was stunning. Wonderful work.
Congratulations, Debbie - this is nice to see and well deserved!
I loved this the first time I read it. Reading it again makes it all the more beautiful. Very deserving of the first place level ranking, and the first place Editor's Choice. Congratulations.
WHOO HOO!!!! SOOOOOO happy for ya, Debbie!! ^_^
I loved the "conversation" with God. Congrats, Debbie!
You placed me right there on the stage with your MC and I could hear the audience. Absolutely beautiful and well deserving of a 1st place EC!
I don't know anything about ballerina dancing, but I could see the progression you portrayed, from beginners to intermediate to adult. You brought the point out well. Congratulations on placing FIRST....Helen