Monday, January 9, 2012

making the team



All she wanted was to be on the team. Try-outs were hard. She practiced and practiced the convoluted dance routine. Up way past her bedtime, she kept at it, till she could do the routine fifteen times without a single mistake. 

At her Middle School, Poms is the team to make. Poms, or the Dance Team, had over forty girls trying out for only eighteen postions. Six from each grade of the school. Results posted on the door of the school for everyone to see.

Devastated, when she didn't make it.

The following year, she tried again. Practice, practice, and practice some more.  Arms aching, concentrating on sharply executing every move. Willing to fail, but hoping not to... 

So happy to say, she made the team.

Saturday, they placed second in a major competition. Only four points behind the first place school.


 Congratulations, Miss Mary Kate.
We're soo proud of you, and your talented team.




22 comments:

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Oh how exciting!

What a worthy lesson in perseverance, may her wonderful work ethic serve her well all her life :)

Kim K. said...

Woo hoo! Definitely something worth cheering over.

Pinecone said...

Awesome - good for her!!!
xo
Ashlyn

About Last Weekend said...

Very very cute! I grew up in New Zealand so no cheerleading there, but it looks so fun. Well done her!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how cute they all look in their darling uniforms. Congrats to your daughter!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations to Miss Mary Kate! Practice and perseverance pays off! She's going to have so much fun!!

casapinka said...

What a wonderful lesson in getting back up and trying again, isn't it? Must remember this...

My Vintage Mending said...

Such a wonderful thing to try and try again. She will be so much better having worked so hard to get the achievement. Well done Mary Kate. Smiles...Renee

notes of sincerity said...

Yay!! :o)

Annelies said...

Oh I miss those years when Meghan was on the squad. Still keeping her cheer outfit just because it makes me smile to look at it!! Congrats and have LOTS of fun.

koralee said...

Happy dance!!! Love this sweet story...you both have something to be very proud about! Way to go. Hugs to you for a super day. xoxox

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Hip Hip Hooray! Oh, how this resonates with me. I was always on danceteam, tried out for cheerleader one time on a whim to do something different and didn't make it. I was crushed. Then I tried out for danceteam again, making co-captain and on to make the All-Star team and to be an instructor w/ their camps. I sometimes can't help but wonder if it was the teachers who judged who knew I was best suited for danceteam or if it was just meant to be. Needless to say, I can appreciate MK's effort to be brave and try out again and I think it's a wonderful foundation for things to come. Congrats to her!!!! xo

fee @ chipper nelly said...

great lesson in persevearance (?)
One that my #1 could do with learning...his current motto?
'never try, never fail'
So proud!
fee x

Apple Blossom Barn said...

Well done to Mary Kate just shows that hard work pays off

Lots of love from Ireland

Denise

♥Ingrid♥ said...

What a sweet post Molly.....

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Congratulations to Mary Kate...so well deserved!...I love your happy, uplifting story Molly,
Hope your year is every bit as wonderful,
Susan x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These pictures are frame worthy, Molly! Beautiful and happy looking ladies they are. Wish we had this kind of teams here too. Congrats to Miss Mary Kate, HOORAY!

Have a lovely day, sweet friend xxxx

Anonymous said...

YAY MISS MARY KATE!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!! xoxo aunt michelle and uncle mickey =)

Elyse said...

cheers to your daughter and her friends! what a beaming group of girls! :) brings back high school memories of my own, trying out for color guard! such fun!

i hope everyone is happy and healthy in your home!

thank you (as always) for leaving the kindest, warmest comment on my blog. you're the best.

xo
elyse

Deanna said...

What a cute post. I know the devastation that occurs when they don't "make" the team. My daughter didn't make the team, but she grew up to become the pom coach at a state university and owner of her own dance studio.

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

Olá,blog lindo !

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

Olá,blog lindo !