American abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe once said, “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

Almost four years ago my now 14-year-old son qualified for the champ level of Irish Dance before his time. ¬†Although he worked hard and grew a lot, he didn’t place when competing locally or recall for a medal at a major international competition since then. ¬†Four long years. Continue reading