Every parent wants their child to try new things and to feel confident with those choices! We have experienced them, at least I have! Callie wanted to try figure skating, so we gave it a go!
All I have to say - with the friendships she has made, the leadership coming from the older skaters, the inspiring and insanely talented coach, Coach Chris, and the supportive, friendly and welcoming parents - I really hope and pray Callie sticks with Figure Skating!!!
From September to Saturday afternoon during rehearsal on March 7th, Callie was just skating along the ice, not really moving quickly, and not bending her knees. I remember watching her during rehearsal, feeling SO PROUD OF HER !! Knowing how far she has come, and the fun she has had...
THEN...oh then...during the show, I was on the ice with her, helping the other girls get on - I ran to the stands to watch her perform and I witnessed something - my daughter "got it" - she figured out how to move quickly! She realized that if she just bent her knees, she would get somewhere! I remember wondering where she was, because I immediately looked towards the back of the group and Callie wasn't there...nope, she was on the line already - she developed...SPEED! Boy oh boy was she proud of herself!
Thank you to the many visitors Callie had cheering her on :) Her Grampa, Auntie Heather, Cousin Claire and so many friends came to see her!!!!
Below are quite a few pictures Josh and I captured during her two figure skating shows! I could not be more proud of her! The girls she skates with are so kind hearted and hard working - excellent role models to look up to!!!
Thank you Auntie Heather and Cousin Claire for coming!!!! Callie sure loves her cousin Claire - she went right to her and didn't want to let go :) We love you so much Claire!!! It meant so much to her that you both came!!!
She sure loves her Daddy!
Seriously - this photo doesn't quite capture the love these two have for each other and the bond they share! It's eternal :)
This is Coach Chris with her grandkids that came to support her and cheer her on as she prepared her skaters for their show :) She's seriously AMAZING!
Miss Amy - such beauty and grace!
I love this - the feeling you have when your own child is doing something they love is pure joy and pride! It's not too often that pride is captured - I love this, because each of these parents have JOY bursting from their hearts!!