I am joining Two Writing Teachers for the March Slice of Life Challenge.
Autumn, my 13 year-old foster daughter was snuggled up next to me last night while I wrote my Slice of Life story. After I hit publish, she said to me, "It's interesting to get other people's perspective."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Well, you said I was brave and I don't think I'm brave."
"Tell me more," I prodded.
"Right before practice started, I felt like I was going to throw up. I couldn't believe that I said I wanted to try out. Then I started to worry. Once it got started, I was ok, but I didn't know if I would be."
Perspective is interesting, isn't it? From my perspective, she is very brave. When I was that age, I would never have tried out for something that I had never done before. In addition, she's had to work through things I can't imagine experiencing. I hope that someday, she'll share my perspective on how amazing she is. I hope that she'll give herself credit for all the things she's gone through and accomplished. Until then, my husband and I will be right here to remind her that she is, indeed, a beautiful, brave young lady who has lots to offer the world.