i distinctly remember being in grade 5
being in a new school, having a new teacher
i remember before parent-teacher conferences
that our teacher had a pre-conference with each one of us
i remember the little cardboard desk cubicle that was designed so that she could talk privately, without distraction in admist a classroom of busy 10 year olds
but what i remember the most is her telling me
"you are a great student but you would do better if you slowed down a bit,
i am not looking for your fastest job but your best job,
think quality over quantity"
for some reason that conversation,
the feelings that i had at that moment,
stayed with me for all these years!
i remember her having confidence in me,
instead of pulling me down,
she was pulling me up to be better than i was allowing myself to be
tonight i found myself having a very similar conversation with my oldest daughter
wanting her to know that her best is within her reach!
hoping that she will strive for good things
hoping that she will see the potential in herself....
does that make sense? have you ever felt like that for your child?