We misstep. We mess up. We all do. And while there is comfort in us all being on the same dance floor of life, none of us want to mess up or misstep.
Before leaving home, Gabrielle asked me to tie her competition shoes. I did so with care, and I double knotted them, just to be sure. We prayed together as I drove Gabrielle to the feis. She was feeling excited and nervous all at the same time as we arrived. Telling her that was normal, we held hands tightly as she bravely walked into the feis venue. Animated Irish music and the buzz of excitement filled the air. She squeezed my hand and smiled.