Why that phrase just hit my spirit the way it did, I have no idea. But the memory that it draws out of my mind is that of my eldest daughter's freshman year in high school. She wanted to join the Winter Guard. I had never heard of such and had no idea what it was. Moreover, I had never seen my child twirl a baton, let alone a rifle, a sword, or a flag. Upon her first competition, I realized that such came natural to her. She was AMAZING at it!! Naturally, as a father, I was nervous for her at every performance, but she just got better and better with each competition. Talk about a proud Poppa!!
So, parents!! The potential and innate abilities of our kids is not always on the surface. It's not always something that we know off the top. Sometimes the right or perfect time, event, or circumstance has to present itself. Then, WE must allow their participation. You never know until you know!!
Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it isn't there. Part of our jobs as parents is to afford the opportunities for our youngans to flourish. Plain and simple, it is.
Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.......