When I watched this video posted by a friend on Facebook, I wasn’t prepared to react so emotionally. I’m not exactly a competitive athlete (or trying to raise one), but I think the idea of supporting your child in whatever his or her passion is, whether it’s sports or music or writing, is a wonderful thing. Maybe the next time I stand, overwhelmed, looking at our calendar, I’ll think of this video and find a renewed sense of purpose!
Of course the video makes me think of my own mom, who carted me to piano lessons week after week, year after year. My parents were so young and didn’t have a lot of money, but Mom made that commitment and I’m so grateful for it. Did you have a passion that your parents helped you pursue?
And speaking of the Olympics, are you a fan? I enjoy watching the events, but my favorites are the “how I got here stories.” So much inspiration.