I really love the schools up here in Tennessee. They remind me so much of school when I was a kid. The teachers do so much for the kids. For Night of the Arts, they decorated the halls beautifully. We were really impressed with all of the details. I am so glad that our boys can go to school and really enjoy their friends, their teachers and be together with all of them while they, themselves, grow up.
I love being a mother. That is the one thing, that no matter what, that I am great at. Don’t get me wrong, I am good at a lot of things, but being a mom…it is what I was born to do. I am the mama bear…the lioness. I take pride in being “Wonder Woman” to my kids.
No matter how old my kids get, they will always be my babies. I grew up with two older brothers, and when I say older, I mean 10 and 12 years older. We basically didn’t get raised together, not because we were separated, but because they were adults and we were kids. Our interests were different. When my sister and I hit our teens, we didn’t hang out with our younger siblings, and we had the same age gap as my brothers and I. I didn’t want that happening to my kids, even though the age gap isn’t so big, I try to keep them together for as long as possible. One day, Bubba and Chloe will be adults and will move out and the boys will be alone without them. I want them to be able to look back and say, at least we were together.
What a beautifully executed event! There were 5 courses, including a Physical Team Test, Cross Country Rescue, Rope Bridge, 5K Race, the Gauntlet. All equally physically and mentally demanding. It was amazing to see the results of all the hard work that these kids put in. There were life lessons being taught about leadership, teamwork, and camaraderie. If they didn’t feel like family before this week, there certainly do now. They didn’t let anyone fall or fail.
Though Chloe didn’t compete in this competition, I am so glad that we were able to witness her team. It was important for her to support her team. This experience teaches her to be a tough girl who can not only hold her own, but help others reach their potential.
Though we didn’t place in all of the events, we did walk away with 2nd Place for the Cross Country Rescue and 5th Place in the Physical Team Test. Way to go West Creek JROTC Raiders!