Have you ever wanted to be a cheerleader?
I did in 6th grade.
I prepared for tryouts, tried out, got so nervous that I forgot my cheer mid cheer
and wasn't picked for the squad. Oh well.
Things worked out just fine for me.
Well, today I still aspire to be a cheerleader
for my FAMILY.
I want to encourage them and be there to support them in their endeavors.
I want to be the constant reminder that it's okay to try new things,
that we can do hard things together
and that they are smart, capable, sweet people.
I over heard a couple of conversations several months ago
that made me think how important it is to be a cheerleader for your family.
Two women talking at church:
That man needs a doctor!
Don't ask my husband to help,
he's just a radiologist and wouldn't know the first thing to do for him.
The pastor's wife was introducing me to herself and said:
You'll never find me addressing the congregation or speaking to large groups, but you can always find me sitting in the first pew silently cheering on my husband in everything he does. He knows I'm there for him and always here to support him.
What a difference in these two lady's attitudes.
I hope I can always identify with the second conversation.
I want my husband and family to know that:
I'm proud of them
I'm there for them
I want to encourage them with positive words and actions
I appreciate them
I'll help them when things are hard
They can always count on me
and I'll always be their #1 fan.
Who are you cheering for???