Tonight at cheer Emily and her team practiced lifting one of them of the floor. I’m sure their is a term for it but what I saw was my girl holding her friend in her arms with the help of her coaches.
Em was exhausted, this was difficult and not fun at all. She wanted to stop doing this and just go home…
I bribed her to stay with the promise of cheesecake!
Yes, I am that mom!
On the way home, I asked her what happened and she said it was too hard. She said “I can’t do this!”
I replied “yet! You can’t do this yet!” Than proceeded to tell her this story, my first ever blog post from way back when not many people followed Lessons from my daughter.
My girl is in the shower now so she can smell good before she tackles that cheesecake and she feels somewhat better about lifting her friend because currently she just can’t do it yet 😊
Here’s the story I told her! It’s a short and powerful one!
When people look at my daughter, they see someone who is different, a teenager holding her parent’s hand, a young girl who seems “slower” (to be polite….). A teenager carrying a doll around…..
Looking at my daughter now, I am reminded of a little girl who wanted to walk so badly that over 13 months (March 2001 to March 2002) she tried to walk every single day… On average a couple of times per hour for 10 to 12 hours a day… Do the math, a small 3 year old girl, fell at least 8,000 times but pulled herself back-up and tried again!
I don’t care what the outside world think….. ok, that’s not true, I do care! I hope the whole world could see that she is my hero, my personal life coach, that she has overcome so much in her life …..
A 3 year old taught me…
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