Monday, November 7, 2011

{if you have a lane, you have a chance}

...the results are in. The Regional Meet concluded. The results say she will not advance to the State Meet...that she is not a winner. You decide.

My sweet, sweet Olivia. She practiced endlessly. She worked tirelessly. She prayed for victory. She went into that meet a champion. She gave it her all, gaining time, yet again.

She swam, and she swam and she swam. Pre-dawn mornings that extended into late night bus rides. Day after day, meet after meet her encouraging attitude coaxed not only her own tired body on, but those of her teammates. She was a true Captain. A real leader. An athlete worth knowing. She was a champ.

She beat her own personal goals, fought off fatigue and weathered the unusual cold. No wind, no ticking clock, no "this has not been done before" could slow her down, extinguish her cheer.

If she is not a {winner} than what is she?
Congratulations CHAMP! I love you!


Bellaidea said...

She IS A STAR AND A CHAMP! I adore her!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh she's a "winner" for sure! this brought tears to my eyes! you must be soo proud of your Olivia! I know I am! she showed great strength and fortitude. Now THAT's a "winner!" send her my very best congratulations on a job well done!

Sandi Keene said...

How proud are you of your beautiful daughter? She deserves every glowing word!

Lorraine Bell said...

She should reach her right hand far over her left shoulder and give herself a giant pat on the back for a job well done. To me, she is the very definition of a winner! Contratulations - WELL DONE!!

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