Tuesday, February 12, 2013

♥ Chinese Dance Memories Anyway ♥

Well our Joy didn't get to dance in the actual Chinese New Year Festival this past Saturday, but she did get to practice on the stage with the rest of the girls a couple of weeks before.  And as you know my camera lens is broken (still), so I didn't have my camera along with me on that day.  But we did get pictures, thanks to Jane, mom to Maggie, one of the girls in the dance class.   Jane also happens to be a photographer and was taking random pictures that day. She is very talented as you can see from her website, JA Photography.   I'm so thankful for the photos she got of Joy, and especially thankful for her passing them along to me.  Wasn't that so sweet?  (Thank you again, Jane).  :)

And I forgot to say that Joy's dance teacher was able to wear her costume and dance in her place at the Chinese New Year Festival Saturday night, so it worked out fine.  And Joy realized during that time, while here at the hospital, that there was no way she could have danced with her pain level what it was.

So today I'm sharing the pictures Jane captured: (The makeup is only for the stage....she does NOT wear that makeup normally....lol!)  But she does love red lip stick, and says when she does wear makeup....she is all about the red.....said this one wasn't red enough.  :)

Update on Joy:  We're still in the hospital.  We have a couple of tests being done today.  We still can't leave until her pain level has come down considerably and stays down and she begins to eat/drink.  We think she may have tried too early to eat (which was only a little) in an attempt to get out on Saturday and caused an intense flare up.  She has been so afraid to try eating/drinking again because her pain has been constant.  She watches the clock for her pain medicine.  However, one of her enzymes is down to normal range, and the other one was still up as of last night, but not nearly as much as before.  Hopefully, when we get the lab results back today, this one will be closer to normal.  When these get down to normal, she has to be headed in the direction of getting over this episode!  We choose to believe she will be her bubbly self again soon!  Again, we thank you for the prayers! 

I hope you'll stop by tomorrow and join me for a Sunporch Chat with a sweet friend.  You're in for another treat!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  :) 

♥ Tammy ♥


Primitive Stars said...

Morning Tammy, thanks for the up-date about Joy, will keep her in my prayers.....She is so beautiful dressed in her costume, happy she had the chance to dance then.......Blessings FRancine.

Patty Sumner said...

Just Beautiful! You are blessed!

Dan said...

The pictures of wonderful!!! Thank you for sharing them with us. I have been thinking of and praying for all of you. Hopefully, you will get good news today and Joy will be back to normal very soon! Take care!


LynnMarie said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful girl. I sure hope she gets well soon. I am still praying for you all.

earlene said...

The costumes are beautiful and love the colors!!! That was nice of her.
"Feel Better soon" to Joy.

Sandra said...

Beautiful photos. Wish she was all better and home, but praying it happens soon.


Beth said...

The pictures are beautiful.

Praying that Joy continues to improve.

April said...

Love the colors of their costumes! Your daughter is a true beauty!

Karen said...

Such beautiful photos...Joy is such a beautiful girl. Continuing to pray that she feels better soon!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Stunning.... and so much joy exhibited.
Darn the luck. Wishing Joy the very best. My heart goes out to her and my prayers are with her.

Wendi said...

I am so happy that these pictures where captured. You can see how happy Joy is! I am sorry that she is in so much pain. Poor girl... I pray this is her last episode!

arkie said...

Your daughter is just beautiful! So sad that she had to miss out, especially because she is ill! Praying she is better soon!

Walking on Sunshine said...

I am so sorry to hear this! Please know I'm praying for her. I hope that they can finally find a reason as to why she is continually getting having this problem. The photos are absolutely beautiful!

Pen Pen said...

Oh sweet Joy! What beautiful pic's! I hope she is feeling better and better and will be home soon.

Holly said...

Such a pretty girl. Beautiful pictures. I so hope the tests results give the results you are hoping for and that sweet girl is back to old self in no time! Thinking of all of you!

Trace4J said...

Still praying Friend
Oh how beautiful is JOY!
She truly shines.
Woolie Love & Blessings

Prims By The Water said...

What beautiful costumes! So sad Joy could not be at the dance but at least you have some wonderful memories of the practice routine. Take care, Janice

Tanya said...

The pictures are just gorgeous! She looks so elegant and grown up! And adorable in a little girl way too! I love the makeup on her....you go girl!
Hoping all is continuing to make progress and she is getting stronger each hour. Glad you all can be together for her. Continuing to pray for her!