I remember watching her go down the big slide and forcing myself to take a step back so she wouldn't know I was afraid for her safety. She ignored me completely and just went for it. And now she's doing it again.
Katie posted this on Facebook today:
Can you feel the excitement? I love it!
Katie started taking Mandarin courses in 2007 (I think) just out of interest. And she stuck with it. After a three-year hiatus from school, she went back to university and started studying languages and literature. And, permit me to brag for a moment, acing her courses.
Over the past four years, we have watched Katie "get her feet under her" -- moving from a wide, unsure stance to one of confidence and excitement, as you can tell from her post. This girl, this woman is about to take off running. And I can't remember the last time I was this thrilled for my children.