Monday, August 26, 2013

Flying by the seat of my pants

I can't believe I have a minute to sit down and write this...

I might fall asleep on top of this keyboard. 

No joking.

I'm tired. 

I woke up at 4:00am this morning, and while I stayed in bed, I COULDN'T go back to sleep. 

A thousand things were running through my mind.  Including what have I signed up to do?

I guess I need to backtrack a little.

At the end of last year, when Grace's cheer season was done, we were told her cheer coach could no longer be her cheer coach.  She was going back to college. 

The girls who were going to be 8th graders this year were sad, and I was sad.  She was a great coach.

I kept in touch with the Athletic Director's secretary over the summer, and even though the job was posted, no one stepped forward to take it. 

Fast forward to two weeks ago when I registered the kids for school.  At that time, STILL no one had taken the job.

The Athletic Director's secretary told me I should take it.

I know NOTHING about cheering, save for what I watched Grace do during basketball season, and what I've watched her do at home.

I played tennis in high school for pete's sake!

All summer I felt a tug in the back of my being telling me to just do the job, but I fought it off as best as I could.  At orientation, I felt the tug even more. 

I mean, I wanted her to have a cheer season before she tried out for JV at the end of this year. 

I went home, asked Brent what he thought...asked Grace if she would be embarrassed...and then applied for the job.

I didn't think I'd actually get it.  I have had no cheer experience...other than being a mom.

I got a call 2 days later.  I had the job if I wanted it.

I thought of Grace.  I mean, why else would I do it?

I said yes, and it's been a wild roller coaster ride ever since.

I've picked Grace's brain, and then some.

I've went over things in my head a thousand times, and then was thrust into it last Friday with the first round of try-outs.

Ok.   Maybe it would be ok.

All I know is that I HOPE it will be.

Our first game is next Tuesday.  I hope and pray these girls I've chosen are quick learners.

Have you ever taken a leap of faith for your kids...other than on a daily basis?

1 comment:

  1. I think you made the right choice!! The girls did a great job last week and cant wait to see them again tonight. I am sure its not easy, but hopefully you enjoy as much as the girls!! :)


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