Blog Posts are hard to write – they are supposed to be important, right? I’ve read some, but as a 1st grader, going into 2nd grade, it’s hard to figure out what to say. (Especially since my mom is going to edit all of this before it goes out anyway)
Well, this week has been pretty cool. This was my second week at a National Dance Competition, and I got to compete as an Intermediate, even though it was only my second year. That was pretty scary, but cool, you know? Earlier this year, in the middle of the season, my mom told me that I was going to be competing as an intermediate. I started the year as novice. That was really sort of scary.
Well, this week, I got to compete with my Lyrical solo, my Musical Theatre solo, my small group, and my large group. I did really good with my solos – especially since I was competing as an intermediate my second year as a soloist!! And our Small Group got 1st overall!! And our Large Group got 4th overall. But that’s not really why I’m writing this.
I know that all year long my mom had entered me and my sister in “photogenic” competitions. I’ve even accepted my sister’s awards a couple of times. (She’s 3, and by the time awards ceremonies come around, she’s usually napping!) When they announced the awards they announced the 1st place winner luckily I had won. I was shocked, It was such a great feeling to hear my name called at nationals. I looked at my Momma and said: “I’ve never won anything like this before.” And she said: “Well, baby, now everyone knows what your Daddy and I have always known!! What is on the inside shows on the outside, too!!”
From Rayna’s mom: “All Season, Rayna had accepted awards for her little sister, even though her photo was just as beautiful as her little sister’s. At Nationals, the quote above is true. Rayna truly said what you see quoted above. She had accepted awards for her sister onstage with no negative thoughts or other considerations. Yet, all season long, her photos had been overlooked. My heart is still breaking with the comment: “I’ve never won anything like this before.” Knowing how BEAUTIFUL she is, both inside and out. So much so, that she didn’t even tell her sister that it was SHE that had won the first prize National Photogenic when her little sister had won the 2nd prize.
Keep reaching for your goals,