The other night, I was sitting in the living room relaxing, when Kaitlyn came running into the room after her bath. She had the absolute biggest smile on her face, and I soon found out why.
She proudly came up to me, and told me about something that happened to her is school that day. For her to be smiling so wide and proud of herself, I knew that it had to be something big. And it was.
During P.E. that day, they were playing kickball, and Kaitlyn went and kicked herself a home run! I know that might not seem like a huge deal, but for Kaitlyn it was, and I was happy to share her joy over it, too.
I wish I would have captured the look on her face and the pride and joy she had in herself over her accomplishment. While it is certainly something that will forever be burned into my memory, I would have loved to been able to share it with the world.
Amber and I celebrate every one of Kaitlyn’s successes, and we do our best to build on her failures when they come up. We do that so we can continue to build a foundation of self-worth in her because we know that is probably where she has the most difficulty; while she has the biggest heart for others, she is not always the most confident in herself. Successes, no matter how small, only serve to reinforce to her that she is an amazing person.