There are times where you wonder why you work so hard to help your child do that which they love to do, want to do, are uniquely made to do. It’s hard work this parenting gig isn’t it? It can often be thankless. There are times where you will find yourself near penniless. Most definitely it makes you exhausted.
So why do it?
Why even bother to work so hard to nurture and encourage these human beings?
For moments like these.
Moments like these where you get to witness the climax of so much hard work, so much sweat, so many tears…including theirs.
Your children worked hard for moments like these. They worked so very hard. Now it is time for you and the mentors who have come alongside them to celebrate their glory, their achievement. This is their moment.
So you celebrate it and continue to nurture them further hugging them, cheering with them, crying tears of joy with them…and, most importantly, you tell them you are so proud of them and what they have done. After that you tell them that you love them.
Worth it. Worth it all.
So proud of you, Jodie, and your entire team.
This week Focus 52 prompt was nurture. Had to wait until now to share because I was juggling away from home the last few days enjoying much platinum-award winning successes of my darling daughter #4 and her dance team. Perhaps next week I shall get back on track. Perhaps.
Oh, and in case you haven’t seen it, Jodie’s platinum award winning solo this weekend.