Always making her Best Effort.

I can't begin to say what a proud mama I am of my babygirl for always trying her best in everything she does. She comes home with awesome grades, gets the best reviews from her teachers and now her latest form of achievement was her martial arts class training. She began taking Martial Arts last month and has already come home with a new belt and a trophy for Best Effort! Like all parents, we are so proud. But what I love the most about her is how she does her best because she loves to feel proud of herself and not for any other reason. We try to teach her feel pride on herself no matter what as long as she tries her best. I feel it's the best lesson in life we can give our children, to find self pride as the biggest reward in life.

I almost missed this special event due to being sick these past days, but boy am I glad I toughed it out and went. I would not have wanted to miss this special day in her life. She said "mom, I've never won a trophy before!" All I could say to her is that if you keep doing your best, this is just the beginning of many more to come. :) Yay, for my yellow stripe!

Lorena Frith

Lifestyle Photographer in Houston, Texas