Saturday, April 16, 2011

Obstacles.

Golly, how many times does life throw obstacles out there that just slow us down? Many times it can be so frustrating to the point of just giving up.

Before becoming a stay at home mom, I spent my every day teaching high school students the power of determination...the self acclimation of accomplishments...the pure joy of success. I was blessed to be able to do this through art - what a cool gig, huh?! But at the end of the day the best part was being able to see these young minds be filled with pride as the light bulbs were going off. Nothing like seeing positive smiles on those kids. Not going to hide it, but I miss them. Don't get me wrong, staying at home is a fabulous job and I can not imagine doing anything different....butttt.....I still miss those high school kid's and all their accomplishments.

Yesterday, I witnessed another accomplishment. A different kind of student...a different kind of school...a different kind of teacher. She's my daughter...we were home...and I'm just the mom. But funny how those two different scenarios are so similar.

Here's my eager-beaver overcoming her first obstacle.

"Come on Hope, you can do it!!!"






She's so proud! ...psst...and so is mom. :)

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