Parenting is really hard at times, but that's expected. What really gets you is the unexpected first.. like dealing with your child's first possible failure. It's gut wrentching.
As usual, Jason wrote the fabulous post about it over at DadCentric, so instead of rehasing emotions over here, I will just direct you there, but tide you over with some shots of the little guy trying his hardest to achieve his little goals.
** He did, indeed, get his orange belt..