Very few things make me feel proud
I am not one of those parents who actually thrive on my children competing. In fact I have never been a competitive by nature. So It’s not that my daughter came first place on the bars that puts a smile on my face.
It’s the fact that prior to going to the meet she was ready to quit and afraid. I didn’t want her to throw away all the gymnastic goodness because she was afraid. I told her just go out there do your best and if you still want to quit afterwards I would be okay with it.
It was great seeing her fall down and get back up again. It was even a better feeling watching her take first place on the bars. If a 5 yr old can learn to get back up anyone can. She inspires me to do my very best…