My daughter cheers for McAdenville Dolphins - a local PopWarner football and cheering league. She was entered in the Little Miss Princess for McAdenville and the football team votes for prettiest girl to win.
When it was time to call runner up my heart started racing like I was in the contest. She wasn't called. Then I just thought, well, maybe next year. There's just so many pretty girls on her team. (and I kept telling her, "No matter what happens, remember, you're the most beautiful girl to me.")
Her name was called. I didn't even notice until she let go of my hand and walked up to get her crown. I almost started crying.