Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Last night my daughter sat in the spotlight, calm and poised, and played flawlessly at her second piano recital. She is, by nature, quiet and shy in public. It was a monumental moment of growth for her. "I didn't even shake this time... it was easy!" Wow... hearing those words pour out of her beaming mouth was blissful. I want her to grow up to feel powerful and confident... brave and strong... beautiful and unique. During her evening performance she embodied all of those qualities at once. She's only seven. How I wish I could bottle it all up for the future, when life gets more complicated. But we can't do that, can we? Parenting is tricky business. Guiding and watching, we find our way too... right alongside our children. Sometimes we are the teachers, more often than not it is they who show us the way.