Red Belt

My oldest daughter tested for her Red Belt tonight. She passed with flying colors… color. One color. Red.

Each success, each of her accomplishments makes me prouder than the one before. I know how hard it can be to keep topping yourself, but she keeps reaching and reaching. And she always finds a purchase, something to grasp.

She will fall. She has before. She recovers, tries anew, gets clever and gets tough.

And then she puts on a new belt. Not to symbolize the challenges she’s overcome, but the new ones she’s now excited to face.

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