While I am proud that her volleyball skills have improved, I am most proud of what she did for a girl on the opposing team. Yes, a complete stranger and someone she was supposed to beat.
You see, the girl made a mistake that cost her team a point, a point that went to our daughter's team. Because of the mistake, another girl was belittling and rudely critical in her remarks towards her.
Ilaria, witnessing this, looked through the net and made eye contact with the girl. She told her, "Shake it off. You've got this."
She uplifted her opponent and I could not be more proud of her.
Until next time, may your creative time be uplifting and joyful.