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Being A Mom Can Be Hard

The FACTS:
Joka and Tatty are both in drama.  Joka has been in a year longer and is more outgoing.  Tatty is more reserved and hasn't quite found her niche yet. Both girls went to Regional Drama Competition.  Tatty has worked really hard on her pantomime so she could qualify to go to State Competition.  Acting comes more natural for Joka.




The OUTCOME:
Joka qualified for State Competition, but Tatty didn't.  What is a mother to do and say?  I'm excited for Joka, but also want to comfort Tatty.  These are the times that try a mothers soul...


The REST of the story: After Regional Competition, both girls went directly to their older sisters house to spend the night.  By the time I saw my girls the next day, Joka was excited to have qualified for State and Tatty had reconciled herself to what had happened.  She realized that this was her first time competing and that next year she could do better.  Besides, State competition is the same time as our church youth conference at Bear Lake. She is excited to go to Bear Lake.  






The CONCLUSION:
I guess a Mothers comfort isn't that important after all...












Pictures are courtesy of Joka and Tatty

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28 comments:

  1. It's family that's important :) I'm glad they each had their support system though.
    I'm glad both of them are excited for something and hope they truly enjoy it!

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    1. They are a great support to eachother...when their not quarreling LOL

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  2. They are both such cute girls Becky!! Kids seem to take things in stride so I am sure she will be okay.

    http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2012/03/grow-your-own-grass-for-your-easter.html

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    1. She's excited to go to Bear Lake! Thanks for stopping by Terry.

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  3. Sounds like Tatty and Joka are growing into mature young ladies, things don't always work out as we would like, but sometimes other opportunites come along.
    It's also a comfort to know they can rely on each other for comfort and support...GREAT JOB MOM!

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    1. Rachel, they seem to be rather mature for their age. I guess I did a few things right!

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  4. Your girls are so beautiful. They must take after their mother. I know how you feel. I always want to be there for my children. It seems as they grow older they really do need me a lot less.

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    1. The picture of both of them together was taken when they were dressing up! My teen girls still like to dress up and play with lots of make-up! LOL

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  5. How exciting for Joka! And I'm sure Tatty was amazing even though she didn't qualify!
    I did drama and Speech/debate in high school and college. I remember all those trips! I'm glad Tatty realized as a first time competitor, she still has many opportunities! And what they will remember most is the fun they had on the trips they were able to attend and all they learned! I have such fond memories on those competitions and the friends I made, I can't hardly remember the actual pieces I performed nor what my scores were.

    Oh, Bear Lake! That's not too far away from me! How cool! I love it there! My Great Great Great Grandfather helped settle that place! (Charles C Rich). Quite exciting!

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    1. That's so cool that your ggg grandfather helped settle such a fun place. I've only been there once and had a blast. I bet you were a great drama queen!

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  6. I think God intervened and comforted your girls for you!!! Your girls are gorgeous....just like their Momma!!!

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    1. Deb, your comments always make me feel better! HUGS

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  7. Oh! This is a tough situation. As others have said, they do seem like mature young ladies to have come to such a calm and supportive conclusion on their own. I think mama's comfort has been there all along...

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    1. They really are best friends and tend to help eachother out.

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  8. Listen- you obviously are a great mom that your kids realize and know the importance of supporting each other! So glad that Tatty could pull herself back up. Hard to do, but life frankly knocks us down (sometimes a lot). I think those are the times we learn the most. Tatty will do awesome next year!

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    1. You are so right! Trials are when we learn the most. Tatty is pretty awesome!

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  9. Two beautiful girls with unique personalities and talents. It is hard being a mom and knowing how to encourage each one without stifling the other. Glad it worked out okay :D

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    1. Thanks Sweetie, it is hard to know the best way to handle these situations. Any new adoptions news yet?

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  10. Becky Jane, I think you're onto something here. I (like all moms) feels my kid's hurts so deeply. Sometimes I take bad news harder than they do. Really if I'd just give them some space they might heal more quickly!

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    1. Especially the older they get. But I've noticed that she's been wanting a few more hugs then usual, so I guess she still need her Mama!

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  11. I have a feeling it was the years of a Mother's comfort she received through out the years that helped her deal with the disappointment. She will find her niche and I for one found it wasn't acting. She may find writing her area of expertise.

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    1. My niche is not acting either. She's also a great photographer!

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  12. Yes, I worry about this sort of stuff having twins. I guess it'll teach them to be flexible and roll with the punches at an early age. Hopefully ;-)

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  13. I had a lil taste of the same thing this past soccer season, my sons team did well but didn't make it into playoff's ....while my daughts team was the undefeated champs!! It was truley amazing to see my son not really sulk but jump to incourage and cheer for his sisters teem.

    SOMETIMES OUR KIDS CAN REALLY SHOCK US---I guess it shows what a great job you did raising your girls--they can comfort each other =^D

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  14. Yeah being a mom is hard ... it is great that they have such a great support!

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  15. That healthy competition among siblings is good, but you do worry that it's not all evened out, huh. I'm sure your comfort went a long way. You just won't hear about it until they are 40 something;)

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  16. Your daughters are beautiful!

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  17. So nice that your girls have each other! They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing :).

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