Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hanging Up Her Leos

It was a hard day for my big girl. Her Gym has closed and Claire is so sad. She has tried the new gym, but doesn't want to move forward with it. She has a sad and broken heart. She loves her Coach of 11 years, and it was so hard to say goodbye. But today she made a very painful decision to move on. It breaks a Mama's heart to see her child so sad. Claire is trying out for her school dance team next week, and walked into a dance school today to try something new. Tears streamed down both of our faces. We went to Star*ucks and had a heart to heart. She is making the right decision for herself. Thank you Grandpa for your kind letter, let me quote it... "what is happening to you is part of life. The things we want do not often turn out the way we plan, but from my experience, I have found that things always and frequently are better than what we were dreaming of. I think God has an influence over our lives and leads us in the way we should go. There will be ups and downs in life. So, now that the old gym door has closed, have faith that a new door will open. Maybe one that you never thought possible. Just keep doing the best that you can wherever you are...in school or in work. Things will end up fine. Keep a smile on that pretty face and encourage Emily and Shaelani." Thank you Grandpa, for the most amazing advice. Love you Claire....and proud, that you are making your first very big life decision.