Fast forward again, this time to my marriage and eventually blessed with our two little boys, my husband and I were living in Chicago and then Oak Park , Illinois. One day something magical happened. I stumbled upon a Ballroom Competition in the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. I was there waiting for my husband who was at a conference,
I heard such beautiful music coming from this huge ballroom so I peeked in.
The couples were gliding across the floor in gorgeous costumes and looking so beautiful and happy that I was stunned. I asked the man at the door could I just watch for while and he said, “sure, why not.”
Well, in those few moments I knew without a doubt, I was going to have to try this ballroom dancing, somehow, someday,
Well, it took a few more years, like some things do, until we were living in St. Louis, Mo. While out one day I saw a sign that said – Just Dancing dance studio. I thought, do it! I went in, I signed up and began dancing. Just like that. I did not know exactly what I was in for but I knew it was a very good decision,
Through the years, through going back to school and having different careers, moving three more times, to Connecticut, to New Jersey, and now to Charles Town, WVa, every time I have found somewhere to dance ballroom. I started and stopped dancing several times in these different places for different reasons, so was not constantly dancing over the years. Never-the less, my heart, my spirit and my love for dancing never fades away. I am my mother’s child.