Why “To Dance With You?

The phrase “To Dance With You” was born from a few scenarios in my life. We all have those memories that seem to have a permanent spot in our minds, however insignificant they may seem to be. Surely they stuck for a reason, right? One of mine occurred as a 7th grader at the Roller Skating rink. “It takes two to make a thing go right. It takes two to make it out of sight” so the music went by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, as the kids around me started dancing. I had never found myself in this situation before and suddenly felt completely out of place. “How do they know how to dance”, I wondered. I had never free style danced before. My only experience was ballroom dancing which was quite different from the dancing I was witnessing at this moment. So, I concluded there and then that there were two different types of people: those who were comfortable enough with themselves to let loose and dance with no instruction and people like me, of which I felt certain there were way less of.

Fast forward a few (or 20) years and I showed up to a fitness class that, to my surprise, was a dance class. Had I known, I probably wouldn’t have shown up. But there I was in a dance class with no escape without drawing attention to myself, so I went along with it. It makes such a difference being shown every move and just having to copy vs. the confidence required to free style. So, ya, for the first time well into my 30’s, I danced. That is when I originally named my blog “Learning to Dance”. As I was learning to dance a little more at every class, I was also learning more and more how to “dance” with my Savior. The give and take, the surrender of letting Him lead, the confidence in my Partner, the grace for my mis-steps.

I’ve been dancing in fitness classes now for about 5 years and walking with (sometimes running from) Jesus for many more. At some point, I changed my blog name to “To Dance with You” since it is a continuous journey of refining the skills and knowledge needed to continue this “Dance” with Him. My poetry is just words attempting to describe our dances along the way. Thanks for stopping by!

“a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance”

Ecclesiastes 3:4