April 21, 2008

Proud Mama

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 5:41 pm by sillydreamer

My daughter has been in drill team for the past two years.  Every year you have to try out again for a spot on the line and if you want to be an officer, you have an additional try out plus lots of interviews, etc.  There are only 5 officer spots so as you can imagine, they are coveted.  Haley tried out this year and made Lieutenant!!!!  We are so proud of her, not for making it, but having the courage to try out at all.  It’s a very nerve racking and rigorous process and thankfully it paid off for her.  There were 17 girls trying out for 5 spots so there were some very disappointed girls Saturday evening.  I can only imagine how devastated Haley would be if she didn’t make it but we talked about it and she said if she didn’t make it, she would be disappointed but would still continue on with the team and be the strongest team member she could be and would support whoever was picked.  I thought that was a very mature attitude to have 🙂 

After a full day of tryouts and interviews, and by full I mean she was there by 7:30 and didn’t get done until almost 6:00, they had the ceremony to announce the officers.  The “old” officers decorate their poles and are handed are told by the Director who gets it.  It just so happened that Haley’s best friend got to hand her pole to Haley.  All the candidates line up and the old officer walks up and down the line giving hints as to who they are giving it to…..”this girl has long hair”, “this girl is short”, “this girl has a pretty smile”, etc.  One of the last hints for Haley was “this girl has long eyelashes and I get on to her all the time because she doesn’t curl them”  LOL.  Haley knew it was her by that one!  They hugged and cried for the longest time, it was just so cute.  I was so proud and happy for her.  I know, this is probably really boring for you guys reading this but I just had to share my happiness. 

I was really surprised when Haley tried out for drill team two years ago because one, she’s not the typical drill team type girl and two, she’s never  had any dance experience.   I have to say that this has turned out to be such a positive (albeit expensive) experience for her.  I think it’s kept her on the right track and helped keep her out of trouble because she doesn’t want to do anything that would jeapordize her standing with the team or the Director.  I’m so happy that she’s found something that means so much to her and gives her so much joy.

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4 Comments »

  1. Thats so amazing. once you find something that you can dedicate your time to, it really develops you as a person. I hope that best for her 😀

  2. sillydreamer said,

    Thank you very much. She has definitely found her passion.

  3. skywindows said,

    Way to go Haley!!!

    You have every reason to be a proud mom. This is a good experience to put on a resume later in life too!

  4. Author said,

    Congratulations! You must be a very proud mom indeed. 🙂


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