Growing up, there was one thing that I never, EVER doubted, and that was that my parents believed in me and supported me. They were my biggest fans in every thing I did.
They were at every game and event that I was in, and they celebrated with me when I succeeded and cried with me when I failed.
That’s why I love this story of parents’ never-ending dedication toward their daughter, and how they go the extra mile to help perpetuate and empower her to follow her passion.
Check out this cute, short video.
Mom gave me my “carpe diem” attitude. She was always teaching me to “seize the day.”
Whenever I was faced with an important challenge or decision, she would always encourage me to go for it. No regrets. If it didn’t work out, it just didn’t work out. No biggie.
But if it did….WOW! What a celebration!!
Mom was still encouraging me to dream big and seize the day even in her last days on earth. I was new to blogging during that time. She knew how much I loved it, and she encourage me over and over to stick with it. “I believe this blog is going to be a good thing for you, Traci,” she said.
Little did she know.
Five years later, my blog has blessed me beyond measure and has become a huge part of my life and my family’s life.
Thank you, Mom.
I hope and pray that I am instilling in my boys that same “carpe diem” attitude. I want them to go for their dreams. The sky is the limit! Cy and I try to do everything we can to support them in their dreams.
It’s not always easy with four boys, though. They all have different interests.
Jonathan is our aspiring entertainer.
Luke is our future golfer.
Adam is our future Kentucky Wildcat basketball player,
And Eli is headed to the World Series.
I think it is so cute how they all have their own dreams and talents. For Cy and I, that means lots of late nights at the ball parks, lots of miles to competitions and games, and lots of waiting in the car during lessons.and practices.
But we love watching our children seize the day!
These are the stepping stones to much greater things in their lives.
We all have the chance to empower others to reach their highest potential.
I would love to hear who encouraged you to reach your dreams, ,or who you may be encouraging right now in your life.
Please share in the comments!