Monday, October 27, 2014

The Dream

Anna didn't make a national team.

Which made her a little sad, but, you know, she's eight. Lots of time for getting even more awesome at gymnastics, right?

The amazing thing is this:

As we were walking together, alone, on the way to pick up Naomi from preschool, I asked her if it was worth it.

"All the summer testing meets, all the fundraising, all the two-a-day practices ... Do you want to keep doing this? I mean, I know you did your best down in Texas, so what if you go to testing every year for all three years and your best is never good enough? Will it be worth it?"

She didn't hesitate. "Yes!"

I took a deep breath. Okay. One step at a time. My mama brain so often wants to go into overdrive when I think about the future.

"Because, Mom," she went on, "if I keep working really hard, maybe next time my best will be the best."

Just a little reminder on a Monday morning for all of you out there pursuing a dream. xo


  1. Wise comment from an eight year old! I'm tucking that one right into my brain!

  2. Wow! Wise beyond her years, and clearly having a supportive momma helps!

  3. Love this. Even if she doesn't make - she should be proud. She's worked hard, did her best and she has many many many years ahead of her to figure out what she loves, what she wants to do, who she is, etc. You are so supporting and love this post today. Thanks!

  4. I have been following her journey on FB as if it were a TV show! Very inspiring. I love what she says here. I will think of it as a I pursue my dreams.