The following story was submitted by Kendra T. from CYT Fredericksburg. for our 2016 My CYT Story Contest.

Friends through all the moments!
Friends through all the moments!

Sometimes we are forced to accept the reality of life even when it’s something that we don’t want to accept. We can try hiding or ignoring the truth but even by doing that it doesn’t change it. When I first started CYT I had hopes of pursuing a career in singing and dancing. CYT was an opportunity to develop skills that would help me toward my career. While in CYT I had hoped to perform in lead roles with lots of dancing and singing, but within the past year I have come to no longer deny, but accept my reality of living with a chronic medical condition.

Kendra getting real!
Kendra getting real!

Living with CRPS makes it really hard to do anything without pain, especially dancing. Recently I have come to terms that dancing makes the pain unbearable and nearly impossible to continue dancing. This was something I tried to deny and not accept for a while. I’ve come to realize that for me that goal is not realistic and I believe God is calling me in another direction. I continue to enjoy being part of CYT both on and off the stage.

#cytlove
#cytlove

I have made many close friends that continue to love and support me through it all. I’m learning to be content with the truth and trust in Gods plan and unfailing love for me. Throughout my experience with CYT it has been a journey that has helped me discover myself and learn to be content with where I am and where God has me. I’m learning to trust in God and leaning on him for strength to continue on.

Kendra from CYT Fred.
Kendra from CYT Fred.

Being a part of CYT and HYPE has helped me learn how to love and glorify the Lord in the ways I can. No matter where we are in life, we should learn to be content because He has us there for a reason, even if it’s beyond our understanding! His plan for us is greater than anything we can imagine!


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*NOTE: DEADLINE for the 2016 My CYT Story Competition has passed. All submissions received after this point will be held for the 2017 My CYT Story Competition. 

DISCLAIMER: Though, all complete stories submitted will be forwarded to their respective area’s leadership for judging as part of the 2016 My CYT Story Competition, not all stories will be published on this blog. Likewise, having your story published on the blog does not guarantee that your story has been selected as a Regional Winner. 


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