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When I scroll through news feeds on FB it is mostly filled with ads, you-tube shares, quotes and generic pictures...fat, fat and more fat.  This is my attempt to reach more family (friends too) and to cut out the "fat" and share a little more meat. I will share it all, as failures are what I learn the most from and you will likely laugh the most at! My hope is that it makes you smile and you truly enjoy reading about my adventures with "These Two Boys"!

Monday, March 14, 2016

To my Super Competitive Son:

It's not about the medals. 

It's about the adventure of discovering a sport. It's about challenging yourself to keep trying when you don't get it the first time and then the fun of finally getting it after working so hard. 

It's about the wonderful friends you make who love the sport as you, and encouraging them as they challenge themselves too.  

There will always be someone that wants to out do you, be the best or "win at all costs". Don't choose that road-it's exhausting and lonely. 

Judges will score differently, different competitors will attend the meets, sometimes medals will be given to all, sometimes they won't be given at all...variables will happen.  

Are you having fun? Did you do your very best? Did you encourage your team? 

You love to compete, you have a lot of fun out there! I see you doing your best and you stay so focused(Lord knows that must be hard for an active 6 year old). It warms my heart to see the high fives and hugs you give your teammates.  

I am so proud of you for all of these. I am not proud of your medals. You are more important than things. I love who you are becoming. 

So enjoy the medals, and the jingle they make when they are around your neck. You worked hard for them. But remember:   The important thing about gymnastics is not the medals. The important thing about gymnastics is the person you are when you do it. 
Have fun, and love others!