Last week was a waiting week for my daughter.
Waiting for cheer tryouts on Monday.
Waiting for cheer tryouts on Tuesday.
Waiting for the last and final cheer tryout on Wednesday.
The waiting really began.
The 2018-2019 squad wouldn’t be announced until late Friday afternoon. I watched her pace and try to distract herself and walk around and pace some more and drink a glass of water—all with eyes so full of anxious anticipation.
They say that waiting is the hardest part.
I think the hardest part is being a mother—watching a daughter waiting. Preparing the chin-up speech if she didn’t make it. Trying to form the right words. Pacing and waiting right along with her. Preparing your heart and your arms to provide a safe haven in case it was needed.
It happened. All that waiting. All that pacing. All that distracting and water drinking and nervous smiling was finally over.
Because, wonderfully, gloriously, amazingly, incredibly.
She made the team. 🙂
Want to see what I’ve been up to this week when I wasn’t watching someone else waiting?
Here are some of my favorite links.
This spring home tour.
I love all the fresh flowers.
Love this post on how to fold towels.
It makes the linen closet so much cuter.
Here’s the towel folding link.
And this spring wreath.
Isn’t it pretty?
You can see the DIY here.
And these slipcovers.
Aren’t they so cute?
And in random news this week:
This Easter Egg wreath
These budget decorating tips
This Easter basket
This Scandinavian home tour (ps look how easy the art on the walls is)
These photo tips
The details in this farmhouse (I think I might DIY the shutters)
This flower DIY
And I literally cried at the end of this episode. So sweet.
And one more for the road.
This is still one of my favorite outdoor dining posts ever.
Happy random Saturday to you. 🙂