Molly and some of her class-mates
were chosen to represent their school
at an Athletics competition last Friday.
I gave some of the children a lift to the venue,
and intended just to drop them off
and get straight back to work.
I'd weddings to edit
and a too-long to-do list.
But I knew Molly wanted me to watch her
and at the last minute I changed my mind.
I stayed to watch.
And if I hadn't,
I wouldn't have seen my girl
overcoming those nerves,
putting herself out there,
and running her heart out.
I wouldn't have seen her
striding down the hall with Those. Long. Legs.
Picking herself up when she fell
and carrying on.
I wouldn't have heard her team mates cheering for her
and for her friend Mia who was running with her.
I wouldn't have seen this.