Big Day For My Gems.
I write this while two girls lay beside me with jittery legs. They are exhausted but happy. Today was the school aerobics competition. Stella and Scarlett have been practicing their routines tirelessly and with fierce determination to perfect every move daily for the past four months. Up and down the hallway. Outside on the grass. Up the path on their way to my Mum and Dad’s. In the school playground. In our modest little lounge room sometimes having to compete for space with their Rhee Taekwondo pattern practicing brothers.
It’s been a full on journey yet a wonderful one.
Stella and Scarlett have gained so much from this experience – by being a part of a team within the school, by making a commitment and following through because they don’t want to let their team mates/friends down, getting incredibly fit which I find personally inspiring, and by gaining bucket loads of self confidence by walking on stage in front of peers and complete strangers and giving their routines everything their little souls and bodies have.
All of this for a routine that literally only lasts a few minutes.
At the end of a very long day Stella and Scarlett and their just as determined team mates where awarded ribbons being placed first and second in their categories. I was so proud and extremely happy for them that they both walked wearily away from the day with placings. So much had gone into today and they had received a well deserved accolade at the end.
As we drove home there was inspired chatter in the back about how they both want to try out for State teams. My own legs began for feel a little wobbly on hearing this. And yes, of course, if they do decide to give that a go I’ll be there happy supporting them and loudly cheering them on as always.
For now though my two girls, with their jittery legs, sleep beside me. Their blue ribbons are on my bedside table ready to be admired and talked about again first thing in the morning. I’m so grateful for this pair of bouncy, blonde go getters. Their smiles and enthusiasm for life are as huge as ever. May this never, ever change.
From one proud Mum, night all. XO