A Lesson In Life

A Lesson in Life

I’ve composed this post in my head all morning long.

In the event that someday this blog gets turned into a book for my kids to enjoy or even if one day they sit in front of a computer and read and see all the post I’ve made about them.

I wanted to make sure that I get this one down.

There is no photo to attach to this, just my words.

Last night Grace you learned a lesson in life that you will ALWAYS remember.

You audition for your first elementary school play in the gym with at least 100 other kids and all of your friends from your class who audition got a part and you my sweet Grace did NOT get a part.

You sat with your peers hoping and wishing that they would call out your name. Your friends patted your back and gave you words of encouragement.

As your mom if was hard to watch the excitement you had turn into disappointment and tears.

After the audition you came over to me and said,” Why did you make me do this?” My heart skipped and my throat got choked up.

I was proud that you walked out of that gym with your chin up, that you clapped for those that received parts and that you held onto those tears until you reached the front door of our home.

The life lesson that you learned last night is that you are not going to get every part, or make every team or win in everything you put your heart into. It’s a hard thing to understand at any age, but I can only imagine how hard at the age of 6 it is for you.

Both your dad and I are VERY proud of you for having the courage to even audition. That takes a lot of courage and baby you had it.

I love you Grace.

FYI- If you choose to audition next year, your dad is totally taking you.