I want to do things with the confidence of a four year old.....
Allow me to explain.....
You see this sweet boy?
He belongs to me....and one day he will belong to the world, but for now, I like to think of him as all mine.
Sometimes we have conversations that go just like this.....
momma, do you know if we could find a pond that is frozen?
Well, I don't know. Maybe we could. Why?
Well, I need you to buy me some ice skates and if you found me a frozen pond I could go ice skating
Hmmm....that sure does sound like fun, doesn't it? But you have never gone ice skating before, what if you fall down?
Oh, I am so good at ice skating!
Oh, you are? How do you know?
because I just do! I am pretty great at everything.....
See what I mean?
Confidence, the boy has confidence.
I like to think that I have helped him with this...I've been a loud cheering section for my children. Loud enough that they hear me and more than that, they believe me. But eventually you have to give your kids to the world, no I don't mean give them away....I just mean you have to let them learn their own way in the world. They start school, make friends, become more and more independent....and somewhere in the middle of all of that the confidence starts to slip. They are no longer in the bubble of that one woman cheering section.
They learn that they may not be great at everything....but it has always been my prayer, as their momma, that they at least try.
So...as I cheer for my "babies" I am starting to think that maybe I should have the confidence of a four year old too. I too often don't try things because...guess what, you won't believe this....but I am not great at everything....and this fear of not being great keeps me from trying.
And then I remember....
I still have a one woman cheering section of my own, and she would want be to try....even if I fail....she would want me to try. And just as I am with my own babies...it's in the "trying" that makes me so proud.
Guess I learned that from the best.....and when I grow up, I want to be just like her.....