So, the other day, my CP came home from practice with tears in her eyes. This happens. She is young and gets frustrated and sometimes get hurt. I try not to be too insensitive to her, which also happens sometimes. But it wasn't anything bad. She was choked up because she'd had a moment where she knew in her heart of hearts that her coach had believed in her, and because of this she was able to perform a skill she had been blocked on. It was an incredibly touching moment for me. Not only was she able to feel accomplished and proud and supported, but she was able to step out of her 12 year old angst and say "Mama, she believes in me." It made me remember how important the coaches are in my CPS' lives, and how lucky I am, as a single parent especially, to have someone who cares about them be a part of who they are becoming. All l I can say is that thanks are in order. It's a pretty incredible role to have someone play for your child!