My daughter is not one who enjoys the spotlight. In fact, I’m not sure if Emily's face was flushed from playing volleyball, or from her friend’s enthusiastic cheers. But Mattlyn cheered anyway. Before long, my husband joined in the fun. Maybe Emily was slightly embarrassed, but she was also delighted.
It’s a good lesson for parents. Your child might humbly dismiss your compliments as no big deal. Your words of encouragement might make her slightly uncomfortable. Cheer anyway.
Today I'm over at the Quad City Moms Blog, talking about being your child's cheerleader. I'd love for you to check it out!
Have a great week!