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Hi, Molly. 😊
I know that it’s ludicrously late at night, but I hope life has been treating you well lately.
Begging your indulgence for a few minutes... I must warn you that on this day, the anniversary of your birth, I’m going to fill up your Instagram feed with a bunch of birthday posts… in an attempt to make one giant birthday post for you.
Over the top? Yes.
Necessary? Oh, heck yes.
Because you deserve it.
Molly (@sutemolly), it was five years ago when you and I first interacted over social media. That’s when I first started to build connections with tap dancers from all over. It wasn’t until two years later that I was finally blessed to meet you in person for the very first time. It was in Chicago at the 2015 Winter Tap Jamboree, and I have to admit that did not expect to see you, but I did. And I was overjoyed.
Molly, I know how good of a tap dancer you are. I know how good of a tap dancer you have always been. I must say that I am blessed to know you, even if we have only met in person once.
That weekend, I remember when you, Lauren (@lo_neil), and Liz (@lizcarroll415) invited me to lunch in between master classes. I noticed quickly that you have a knack of being inexplicably kind to every person you meet. You made me feel right at home, and for a guy whose always been very shy and reluctant to break out of his shell around others, you made me feel very comfortable. It was almost like I had known you my entire life.
I don’t get to travel much anymore, but I always hold out hope that one of these days, I’ll get the chance to travel to either Chicago, Detroit, or elsewhere, and I am always hoping that you and I will cross paths again. I know that for someone who is still learning, I can most assuredly learn something from you. You are incomprehensibly talented and such a magnificent artistic mind. You’re an incredible inspiration and a wonderful influence on everyone you teach and everyone you perform with. You always have a positive, reassuring attitude…
…and an infectious personality that punctuated by your kindness and your smile! You also have tremendous regard for others before yourself, and that is one of the things that I truly appreciate about you.
Molly, I know I’ve already said a lot, but I mean every word of this. I value our friendship very much, and I truly appreciate everything you are and have always been. It’s a shame that I don’t get to travel away from Tennessee very much because I have a feeling that I would learn so much from you. And I’m not afraid to admit that.
Molly, you’re just a wonderful person, an awesome tap dancer, and an important part of my personal growth as a tap dancer, and by extension, as a human being. That’s right; you are one of the people who inspire me to strive to succeed. Many others have, as well, but you are on a different level. I appreciate you so much, and I hope that we will meet again soon. Whether I come to Detroit or Chicago, or you come down to Nashville, I know we will meet again soon.
Happy birthday, Molly. 💛
Reflecting on a very good life tonight. I’m having major FOMO (but not fear, just longing 😍) as my company’s national convention is happening this weekend and I’d SO love to be there. Such a RIDICULOUS ABUNDANCE of inspiration, incredible world changing people and energy to be around. I’m not there because my amazing daughter had her 8th grade graduation - the culmination of a lot of hard academic work, emotional work, character building (you know, JUNIOR HIGH!! 😬🤩) and my KILLER AWESOME tappers have their dance recital Saturday and Sunday. A handful of them have never been on stage. Most of them haven’t been on stage in years. It’s a RAD accomplishment (our oldest member is 87 years old!) and I’m so excited for them! 🙌🏼🤩💕We’re all pushing out of our comfort zone and into what sets us on fire and if that’s not exactly what I’m trying to facilitate with my business, then what am I doing? So I could be in Indianapolis being totally inspired by super stars in this business. Or I can be home being inspired by the everyday rockstars that I work with day in and out. Both are REAL and both make me so happy. I’m beyond blessed ❤️💕🎉