I actually have 2 daughters that do competitive cheer. 9 National Championships in the family from both of them. One is now coaching the youngest. I still chuckle that I have the name CheerDad on frequent this community.
Yes the sun is shining brighter today. Yes, the only way to be beaten by this and my chronic illness is to quit and let my depression and my Crohn's contol my life. I also realize that the changes Randy needs to make in his life need to be for me and not for anyone else. I will continue to work on me because it is the right thing to do not because I want my family to see how much better I am. Love to all for your kind words.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.