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Brave Soul

26 Jul

On the high dive

Challenge yourself to succeed
Reach deep within; muster the courage
To just jump off the high dive

She hasn’t succeeded in jumping off yet.  We are setting mini-goals.  The first was to stop hiding and simply walk up the ladder and walk back down again.  That was easily achieved.  Next, she was to walk out to the end of the board and walk back again.  She did it.  Goals met.  I do not want her to jump yet — I want to see her walk out there with confidence.  We’re not seeing that yet.  I know she’ll jump.  She knows she’ll jump.  She just has to make it happen.

Watching your mind work so hard
Twisting and turning every problem
My heart is proud of your intellect

My girl is smart and her brain and body can be at odds.  Her body knows that high dive is high but that it will be fun.  Her brain has started to realize what can happen if you fall.  She is battling herself and I know she’ll win.  She is so strong and amazing in her technicolor polka dots.  You go girl!

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