Week 21

Forever In My Heart Friday. FIMHF. Week 21. Have you ever been so afraid of failing at something that you decided not to try it at all? Or has a fear of failure meant that, subconsciously, you undermined your own efforts to avoid the possibility of a larger failure? I’m sure we can all answer “yes” to this at some point in our lives. But at some point we all have to overcome our fears of failure and at least try. Both of my girls are blessed with the gift of song. Each one has a style all of their own, but stage fright always holds them back from exploring and pursuing their talent to achieve greatness. At the end of the day, it’s not about being the best. It’s not about taking 1st place. It’s about overcoming your fear of failure and at least trying. When it’s all said and done, it never matters to me if anybody else thinks they are “The Best” or not. They will always be #1 to me. It takes a lot of inner strength to get up on a stage, by yourself, in front of an audience and sing. Myesha finally overcame her fears in middle school and made the final competition in her High School talent contest 2 different years. I had forgot about this moment until her Godmother, Bobbi Jo Dixon, reminded me of it a few weeks ago and luckily still had it saved from when her and Sharon Coupland went that night to support her. Be still my heart. <3 I remember Myesha trying to decide what song to sing for this showcase. She loved “Pink”!! Hell, we all love “Pink”!! In fact, this was the CD I found in her CD player after she died. She said this song in particular reminded her of her dad in so many ways so she wanted to sing a song that meant something to her. Good girl!! It was a last minute song change literally 2 days before. She practiced and practiced in the living room in front of me and her sister. She was so nervous that she would forget the words or screw up. I told her it didn’t matter. That she was talented enough that even if she did, she could always just make the song her own and wing it. She did just that and pulled it off. I was soo proud of her that night and I still am today!!! She didn’t win with the judges. But she of course won 1st place with me!! Why??? Not because I’m her mother and that’s my job, lol. Because she tried. She overcame her fears. That’s what it’s all about!! Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something, or you’re not good enough. That is their own self-doubt. I believe if you put your mind to it, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to!! So today I challenge each and everyone of you to do something that scares you. Do something you never thought you can do! Prove everyone wrong, but most importantly, prove it to yourself that you can!!! Chloe was selected for a solo part in her Christmas performance next Thursday! I can tell you already, that she will be the best singer on the stage!!! In the words of "Pink", "That last kiss, I'll cherish, until we meet again...my darling...WHO KNEW..." Mommy loves you Myesha Reed and Chloe Wiley, my beautiful ROCKSTAR singers! FIM <3 F