But what was just as incredible, was when the camera turned toward the mother of the male skater. Jumping up and down, with a huge smile on her face, the mother rejoiced over her son’s terrific performance!
The commentators said she had taken multiple jobs to help pay for her son’s skating practice….
This was her third run and she already knew she was the gold medalist. Her smile was bright as she prepared to do the halfpipe again. Breathing deeply, she faced forward and pushed off, completing a flawless and outstanding routine! She slid to a stop, her face beaming as she embraced a fellow American snowboarder.
But just as incredible was the face of her father, who had sacrifice five hours multiple times a week to take his daughter to a mountain where she could practice….
I don’t know how many of you have been watching the 2018 Winter Olympics, but those who have may know that those Olympic stories above are about Harley Winsdor and Chloe Kim. What do the Olympics, Harley, Chloe, writing and YOU have to do with each other? A lot!
First off, Harley and Chloe are young people just like you. Harley is 21 and Chloe is 17. They are young people who have dreams just like you. Parents, just like you do. And skill, just like you do.
You see, to be an Olympian, it takes around 10,000+ hours of practice. Practice paid for by loving parents, who encourage their children in their dreams. Practice that is hard at times, but oh so encouraging!
Do they ever want to quit? Probably, but those who want to see their dreams fulfilled don’t give up.
And neither should you! Writers, you are Olympians in training. No matter where you are on the writing journey, I encourage you to keep putting effort into getting better! Keep writing, even when it is tough! You can do it! (Philippians 4:13)
Also, take some time to thank your parents, for all that they pour into you because you know what? They will always be your biggest fans and will be cheering for you when you reach the goal!
Keep pressing ever upward and onward!
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