During the years which Dinara spent with us she changed completely. She grew and started looking as a little Miss with good manners. She is always carrying female attributes with her – make up bag with lip gloss, hand crème, hair brush and a mirror. She thoroughly prepares before going out: brushes and makes her hair, puts on lip gloss and cleans her shoes. And all of this is being done to look fascinating. She also likes to pretend that she does not hear how others invite her to have a meal. After hearing invitation for several times, she asks “Is it for me?” and goes to the cafeteria laughing. This, one more time proves that she wants to stand out and be adored.
Not that long ago Dinara was a spoiled child who refused to communicate with us. It was hard for us to imagine that she could carry out simple instructions, take part in artistic projects and pass all stages of socializing.
Gradually, sense of self-esteem and grace appeared in Dinara. Now she is not afraid of expressing her feelings and she does not hide her emotions. Also, she understood that she can improvise and it gives her pleasure. She dances well and she is given responsible roles. In the last play “Fedorino gore” she was playing the part of a “chicken”: “Kud-kudy? Kud-kuda? Where are you from and where are you going?” I think that without her participation the play would not be that bright. More over Dinara is very good at oriental dances – it makes you understand that not many adults could dance this well while watching her on stage.
Also, Dinara loves her family. Last year on March 8 at the rehearsal of the play dedicated to the holiday, Dinara’s pigtails got loose and Leila Yuldashevna, the teacher, started brushing Dinara’s hair. At this moment the song dedicated to the Mom was playing. When the chorus was repeating that “Mom is better than anyone else in the world”, Dinara was looking at the teacher resentfully, asking “And what about the Dad?”
Now, Dinara needs our support and sympathy – her beloved Dad passed away recently. Dinara still talks to him and is waiting for him: it is hard for her to believe that he is not here anymore. It seems to us that for her it is harder to overcome loosing close person, maybe even harder than for us, because she does not have that many friends around her. Because friends always show their support, help you out, try to do something to distract you from sad thoughts, kids at our center are showing this kind of support to Dinara.
However, new rehearsals, roles and success in forming working skills are ahead. We want to wish Dinara success in her artistic and working prospects, also wish her not to loose skills which were already acquired due to worries connected with this big loss. How to explain to her that life does not stop there and there are a lot of bright days ahead?