Saturday, September 17, 2011

So Proud!

To say that my heart is swelling with pride this morning would be a big understatement.  Ryan tried out for the middle school show choir this week and he made it!  If you would have told me last Saturday that he would have been in the show choir I would have looked at you like you were crazy.  But...he did it!  He learned a dance, stood in front of 100 of his classmates, got out of his comfort zone and tried out!  I am so, so proud...my heart is overflowing for him. 

Now...I also need to be honest about this week.  When he came home Monday from school and said he wanted to do it, we were very skeptical.  Not sure if he was doing it for the right reasons (maybe thinking he wanted to do it because of the cute girls that were also trying out).  I had him make a list of why he wanted to do it.  And let me tell you, his list was fabulous.  He listed things like wanting to have more activities than baseball, being confident in front of others, showing his younger brothers examples of things they can be involved with when they're older.  Despite that the yelling that may have occurred due the huge time commitment and our not being sure it was for the right reasons he sold us...and it is a learning experience for us as parents.

I never would have had the confidence to do what he did.  So...now the fun begins...6:50 am practices every morning, six weekend shows/competitions.  I can't wait to see him on stage!
And...isn't my card above fitting for this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge?  I've had this card made for a long time...and today is the perfect day to share it.  Happy Saturday everyone.

And PS...the apple doesn't really fall to far from the tree...Pat was in show choir in college :).

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Ryan and thank you for sharing the tip on writing down WHY. I find that it will be very helpful for me in the future.... Great card, so clean and simple and perfect.

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  2. The card is indeed very appropriate - I know how proud you and Pat are of Ryan - we are too!!!

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  3. How fantastic. Congratulations to Ryan and to you for the cool way you handled it-he showed you!
    The sentiments on this card are so heartfelt and the simplicity of the card make it striking.
    Sandie x

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  4. Wow!!! That is fantastic!!! And even more wonderful are the reasons he came up with!!! Very good persuasive arguement...I see law in his future!! LOL Tell him congrats from me :D Had to laugh at your ps...so I guess you had to be supportive because Dad did it! lol...and if it's his passion, it will work out :) This is the perfect card to mark this special day :) LOVE that quote!! I'm off to finish a card that's been sitting on my desk for 2 days...think I'll change the sentiment, though :) Hugs!!

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  5. The perfect card for the most perfect of occasions! HUGE congrats to Ryan - way to go and dare to brave something outta your comfort zone - you must both be so proud of him!
    Hugs
    Aimes
    x

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  6. I bet you are both so proud, what a great achievement :)
    Fantastic card too Lynn, it too was just waiting for it's moment to shine :)
    Jenny x

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  7. What fantastic news! You are going to be one proud mama when you see Ryan on stage--what an experience!

    I love the clean look of your card and the simple heart embellishment! That's such a great quote.

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  8. Perfect! Congrats to Ryan! (and a moan on my part for the early practices! I am sooo not a morning person!)
    Once again, lovely card, Lynn!

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  9. Big congrats to Ryan! The more I hear about Ryan the harder it is for me to believe how young he is. I am so impressed by his courage, thoughtfulness and maturity. Good for him!
    As for your card it's CAS perfection and that little heart gem is the perfect touch. :)

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  10. Good for you, Ryan! YOu took a risk and it oaid off! Congrats!

    What a beautiful card-that sentiment speaks to my heart (even though I cant sing or dance!) ;)

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  11. Aw... love hearing about your boys, Lynn! Way to go, Ryan! His tryout shows maturity and courage!! Indeed, what a proud moment for you all. Please keep us posted about the rehearsal--lots of fun! and oh.. your card...I love everything about it-text, colors,layering! It's my kind of card! thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  12. What a fabulous story! Things to look forward to as a parent.
    Beautiful card as well! I love the simplicity and the sentiment.

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  13. I really like how you had your son compose a list. Great idea and congrats on his accomplishment.
    Your card is wonderful...like the little heart!

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  14. Love you sweet CAS mini card! The music is wonderful!

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  16. What an amazing story! Too funny about him trying out for the cute girls. My husband keeps saying he hopes Damian is musical like I am just to get the girls. LOL Congratulations to Ryan!! It's so sweet that he wants to set an example for his brothers. I used to have all my orchestra practices at that time, too. Good luck! I know it will be so rewarding for all of you. Your card is simply gorgeous and so perfect for the occasion.

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  17. I absolutely adore this card - I pinned you. :) So neat that he made show choir. He will have a blast and make some amazing friendships. Congrats to him. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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  18. What a great card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  19. Congrats to Ryan, show choirs rock! Love this CAS card such a great color combo and love the music stamp with that fab sentiment :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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