Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let the games begin…..

I do love the Olympics….the song, the rings. I have been a fan all of my adult life. Every 2 years I sit for 2 weeks and get caught up in the spirit of the Olympics. The beauty of the opening ceremonies, the speed of the bob sled teams and the dance of the skaters. I love every minute…. Usually I have a quilt top to quilt during the 2 weeks but not this time so I will have to find something else for my hands to do as I watch.

359834_m05 I Love the patriotism, the competition but more than anything I love the stories of all the athletes, They have amazing stories of work, discipline and pure determination.

375222_m05 One winter Olympics when Eric Hayden was winning the speed skating and his story was so heart wrenching my youngest son Ben(then 8) decided he wanted to learn to speed skate. One problem – we live in West Texas where there are no Ice rinks! So he did the next best thing. He strapped on his in line roller blades and raced around and around the Boulevard we live on. We had to time him and he looked just like the skaters-same crouched down form.Looking back it was so funny but oh how he dreamed of one day skating in the Olympics just like Eric. Isn’t that just how the Athletes start the dreams that get them to the Olympics.

96631414_32imgTeaser-FYMy oldest son Josh has a great love of Hockey-I believe that love started when the USA team won the unbelievable Olympic Gold medal.Watching the games was always a family affair and looking back shaped my boys lives in a way we didn’t realize at the time.

Young moms share the Olympic spirit with your Children – these athletes are wonderful examples for your children to look up to.



annalee said...

such neat memories! we have been watching faithfully too. evan taught adelaide to cheer for hannah kearney and when i got home from the store, it was priceless to hear her yell "go hannah! fast, fast, fast!" at the tv.

Related Posts with Thumbnails