|Alecia at 38 years old.|
Between Romney's aching knees and my bad back, we now make a lovely, going to bed early, propped up with pillows kind of couple. WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED??
Except for my back, things are going well in the Williams' household. The kids are getting settled into their routines and homework at night is getting less painful. (Thank the good heavens above for Romney and his patience and ability to do math with the kids).
The same week at school, she also tried out for a group at school called Percussions. It is a really impressive musical group that plays all different kinds of drums. We went to a couple of their performances last year. I was blown away. She has wanted to be a part of it for over a year.
She tried out. She did not make it.
She was so sad. I felt so bad for her. No matter what I said, I couldn't help her feel okay. I tried to help her focus on the positive, but she just looked at me like I don't get it. Maybe I don't.
As her mom, I just wanted her to realize how talented she is and to focus on all that she has going for her. She couldn't see it. It kind of broke my heart for her to experience a "real life, grown-up" disappointment. Disappointments are a part of life, but focusing on the disappointment can be devastating.
She is finally over the pain and now actually feels happy for her friends that got in. Valuable life lessons, but we both still agree that getting older can suck sometimes.