Sunday, June 7, 2009

Molly Smiles

You would think by now that I would be prepared and carry with me an arsenal of tissues. My eyes leak so often that whenever Hannah or Emma see me teary they automatically say, "You miss Dada?" Unfortunately they're right 99.9% of the time that I'm crying.


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This recital weekend was no exception except the tears were 100% missing Duane. I should have known, Friday night was definitely a tear jerker for me and all around me, heck, anyone who knew our loved Duane couldn't help but be touched by his oldest daughters, my Miss Molly doing a beautiful dance tribute to her daddy.


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"Molly Smiles" was just not any song chosen. This past Christmas Molly was given the gift of solo lessons and a solo performance at this years Pointe Night.(a gift because of the extra time and love her dance teacher Ms. Farry would be putting forth) When I talked to Ms. Farry not only was she on board but she had had a dream a few days prior about Molly dancing to "Molly Smiles". A true inspiration from our Father in Heaven I'm sure.



Despite the tears this year recital was just wonderful. The dancing and music was entertaining but the family support and love stole the show for me. Uncle Darrell came in from Colorado to watch the ladies and Jack perform (Ben opted not to this year which was wise since he was sick this weekend with a 103 fever). Grandparents, aunts and uncles and this year a new addition a cousin Zack all supported the kids through three separate 2 hour recitals, now that's love. Let's not forget my dear friend Jessie that took care of the little ladies, changed 2 mother load poopies and 2 hysterical Emma barfs, yes she is a true BFF(couldn't resist the slang).









Here's the video of Molly dancing to "Molly Smiles". Sorry, it's not that great, I was crying and nervous for Molly and trying to hold still all at the same time. Not a great video combination. I love my Molly and am so proud of her these past almost 7 months. She has shown not just outer beauty but her inner beauty especially when my Molly Smiles.







15 comments:

modernmyrtle said...

Ok Becky, I'm bawling! What a beautiful tribute to her Dad. It must have been an emotional and sweet weekend for you and your family. Love ya.

Bobbi Jo said...

Oh my gosh no wonder you have a face full of tears. I do too. That is so beautiful. She just looks so lovely. What a great job she did.\ Hugs, Bobbi Jo

theresa said...

How many times am I going to cry over this?! I was such a strung out mess by Saturday night, I was crying to Welcome to the Jungle, for gosh sakes!!! The slide show absolutely undid me...I may need an iv drip of some sort of tranquilizer when my kids are seniors.... Molly was beautiful..all your kids were amazing.

OKTownsends said...

It really was beautiful Becky, I didn't know you were taping though, I would have sat still.

You know Duane would have been so proud of all the kids.

Jared and Elizabeth said...

that was so absolutely beautiful!!! Pure Perfection!

Sally said...

That was so beautiful. How could it not be though with such a beautiful girl dancing!

Barbra said...

I knew better than to click "play" but I just couldn't help it. Becky, don't ever think you'll run out of tears. You have tons of friends who can cry when you can't. My keyboard is floating away. I'm so proud of Molly. I'm also so proud of you and the rest of the chids. You give me strength and knowing you is a true blessing in my life. Beautiful.

Lisa said...

That is really neat. Molly did so well. It was just beautiful. And I thought your video skills were great! I'm so proud of you guys for carrying on the traditions that remind you so much of your hubby. I cannot be easy. You are an inspiration.

Cindy said...

Okay, I know I am her grandmother and this hits so close to home, but I couldn't be prouder of Molly. I cannot watch that performance without being filled with pride, she moves me to tears each and every time! It truly was a beautiful performance and tribute to Duane. Go Molly. And while I am at it, I couldn't be prouder of you, you are carrying on the traditions and raising the children in a way that I know Duane would approve. Like me, I know he has to be so proud of you. In fact, I know he is and I know our Father in Heaven agrees!

Pepple Family said...

So sweet, thank you so much for sharing Becky! I cried through the whole thing, what a sweet tribute to Duane. I have always loved that song, now I don't think I would be able to listen to it and not smile and cry all at the same time.

Rachel said...

Oh Becky, Molly did such a beautiful job and I'm sure you couldn't be more proud or more touched by such a tribute to Duane!

Jennifer said...

So beautiful Becky! Thanks for sharing.

Marrdy said...

That was beautiful, no wonder you cried. I cried too

Katrina said...

I started reading this post the day your posted it. Then I was too distracted to watch the video as I knew it would be a tear jerker. I finally had a moment! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. What a wonderful family, Becky!

Cheer Girl said...

that was totally awsome!!! loved it!!!!!!!!

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