I love the Olympics. I admire these people who work so hard for so many years to train for this moment, knowing that they could win a Gold, they could come home empty-handed, or anything in between. What dedication they have. Kind of like Chelsey’s singing–or any of the other dedicated singers, or Chip’s playing the trumpet. It takes dedication, and yet it might not end with a Gold Medal performance when you most need and want it. How amazing they are! Have you watched any of the Olympics this year? What has been your favorite part?
I think it’s one of the hardest things for a parent…to stay removed from their children’s relationships. Not that we need to stay removed, just not right in the middle of them. Our hearts are so tender and aware of any hurts–like when they were in preschool and someone took their toy. I’ve seen the horrors of overly involved parents. I NEVER want to be one of those. Kids have to work things out for themselves. It’s a fine line.
God, thank you for being such a good father, such an understanding parent. You have definitely set the example. I pray that if Satan is trying to upset my emotional balance you would take control, and if you are speaking to me, please give me scripture that makes it certain.
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi