A quick reminder to myself…

My older daughters had a ballet recital today.  There was some nervousness and some fright all around, although I think that middle daughter was the more apprehensive of the two.  When their time came, they took their places and did just fine, albeit with a bit of a “deer in the headlights” look to them, especially upon completion of their dance.

Well, we all applauded, and MD was searching the audience for a face that she knew.  Then she saw me clapping and smiling, and her shoulders relaxed and a smile crept over her face.  You could tell that she suddenly received a needed bit of approval, and that she felt good about herself.

And that’s all.  I have so much power as their father.  I need to use it with love.