Saturday, August 07, 2010
We took her to practice a few times (sadly she likes to sleep in and July was WICKED brutal heat wise) so we didn't practice as much as we should have.
Today, the race day dawned. It was cool and sunny - a perfect day for the race.
And race her heart out she did.
She didn't come in first. But she didn't come in last.
As the racers started to cross the finish line, I just prayed that she would make it to the end. That it wouldn't be too far for her. That she wouldn't give up.
We are so PROUD of our little girl, for having a goal and sticking with it. For putting her heart into it. For running her heart out.
We strive to show our kids that winning isn't important. That we are proud of them as long as they try their hardest. And have fun doing it. And by the smile on her face throughout the race, we can see that our girls are listening and learning. And having fun! And that's all that counts!!!