“She believed she could, and so she did.”
She waits patiently for the signal that it is her turn. She looks calm as she stands beside the 4 inch wide beam, and I am wondering what is going on inside of her head. Is it “I got this!” or is it “AAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH, hurry up I want to just get up there and get this over with!” Whatever the voices are saying on the inside, she remains calm and poised on the outside.
Everyone is watching as she moves across the beam, seeming confident and ready. Here comes the back walkover…. “Yes! She nailed it.” Handstand… “Beautiful.” Full turn… “Oh, hang on, whoa, yes! she stayed on. It’s like she’s a little frog with suction cups on her feet.” Dismount. “Yes! that was awesome!”
She believed she could, and so she did. But there are others that believe in her too. Those who encourage her, share the joy in her accomplishments, and celebrate her hard work! Feeling thankful that my daughters have special people in their lives that encourage and celebrate with them!