As a kid she came to all of my soccer games (and even some practices), yelling encouragements as if more than a handful of the seven year-old girls actually understood the game and anyone was keeping score. The older I got I became more involved. Swim meets, band concerts, marching band performances, National Honor Society speeches, musical performances – she was there at every single one, even though I had moved over an hour away. Achievements in any of my activities were met with praise for my hard-work and dedication. She would always phrase her congratulations in a way that motivated me to continue working hard and have confidence in my abilities as opposed to gaining an ego about them.
She does the same thing with my academics. Reading and writing has always been my area in school. As a kid she would take me to the bookstore and let me pick out b...
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