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Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympic Crying Mother

No I am not the mother of an Olympic gymnast,

or swimmer,

male or female-

but I may as well be.



Since the Olympics began

last Friday

with one of the most interesting,

creative opening ceremonies I have

ever seen,

I have been a blubbering hot mess on the couch.


I cry when they win.

I cry when they lose.

I cry when the athletes are interviewed, and they say gracious things.

I cry during the commercials when they thank their mothers.

I really cry when the camera shows the parents in the stands

holding their breath or hiding their eyes.



And when Missy Franklin , a beautiful 17 year old swimmer from Colorado,

sang the Star Spangled Banner during her gold medal ceremony,

while her parents cried in the nosebleed section of the stands,

I cried even more.


I am exhausted

and exhilarated all at the same time.

Isn’t it wonderful?

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'm with you. That Missy and her parents did me in. Love the Olympics!

Pondside said...

Oh yes - and for me it really doesn't matter where they're from - they're all terrific!

PURA VIDA said...

I love them too...American flags all over our place and a prayer candle

Lori said...

Oh I agree. Why can't they reserve a few seats for parents where they don't have to use binnoculars. How cool she knew all the words!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Missy Franklin was the one I really had a hard time with. What an amazing job and then singing and her lip quivering. I love every bit of the Olympics.

Bliss said...

I have often said to my friends that as mom's we have a duty to watch out for every child, not just our own. I think you "get" that thought.

~Bliss~

Theresa said...

It is wonderful and yes I am watching every chance I get! I think they are all winners, even when they lose:) Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

It's wonderful! We love the Olympics and they always put a lump in my throat. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Patty@Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Yes, it is wonderful. It is so good to feel pride in the USA and these athletes bring out the best of it.

Anonymous said...

I am with you on the crying. My biggest cry, when the swimmer from South Africa won against Michael Phelps. I don't remember the specific race it was but when the camera showed his father crying in disbelief that his son won agains his idol I just cried buckets. Ahhh,, I love the Olympics.

Donna

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