1.19.2008

Is it okay to cry

at your daughter's gymnastics meet because you are so proud of her and her teammates?

I hope so, because I did!  Morgan had her second gymnastics meet of the season today and improved immensely since the last meet.  It was so fun to see her perform and do so well.  After the meet they had an awards ceremony.  Awards were given for the top three teams and the all around competition.  Morgan placed 4th out of 18 for her age group! When I caught Lance's eye and saw that he was getting choked up it brought more tears to my eyes. (I haven't seen my husband get emotional very many times in our 11 year marriage ). Then our gym took 1st place overall at this level.  As we were walking to the car, Morgan was just bouncing with excitement but not over her personal accomplishment but over the fact that their team took first place.  Lance and I just looked at each other and smiled. Again tears and a heart filled with joy that at this moment when the focus could have been on herself and her accomplishments, she was focused on the accomplishments of her team.  
Morgan receiving her 4th place trophy
I love this picture - just look at the excitement on their faces as they race up to get their first place trophy!

Morgan and her first place Level 4 gymnastics team

7 comments:

Jennifer Partin said...

Way to go Morgan!

Congratulations to you and your team! What a way to glorify God with the talent He has given you. Keep practicing to His glory!

Kristen you must be so proud of her. :)

Sarah Markley said...

Way to go, Morgan! Great job. What a great thing in the life of parents to see your baby do well. =)

Denise said...

Were you screaming inside "that's my girl, that's my girl!!"

Congratulations to you and Morgan!

Dave and Jenni said...

Congrats Morgan! What a wonderful day for all of you!

Short Stop said...

YEAH Morgan!! Congratulations!

Yes, it's ok to cry. I cry like a baby at the accomplishments of my boys...it just brings me such joy. And, to see Jason moved by them...ugh...open the flood gates! :)

Earen said...

Oh, congrats Morgan...I love the proud moments as a parent. Thank you for sharing that special moment with us.

Jennifer Partin said...

Just gave YOU 2 awards! Now you and Morgan both have something to celebrate!!