June 29, 2012

Inspiration

I'm sure by now most of you have seen the P&G ad for the Olympics, thanking Moms.  I love it.  And most of all, it reminds me of all the incredibly amazing support my Mom provided my when I was a young athlete - swimmer to be exact.


While I was no Olympian, I had my fare share of support during my years of (non-stop) training.  Before I got my license, she drove carpool and drove me to AM practices at 4:45.  She brought me snacks before afternoon practice and sat through countless hours of swim meets - summer league, high school and USS.  She was a shoulder to cry on when I had a crummy race.  She celebrated my successes with me, notably my college acceptance, which was shared by the swim coach.  My Mom drove me home from out of town meets late on Sunday nights after finals so I could go to school bright and early on Monday.  She would hand me my morning snack (1/2 muffin) on my way out the door to practice when I could drive myself.  I don't think I ever realized the magnitude of the support system that she provided and I am eternally grateful.  I love this ad because it reminded me of all the love she gave me, even when it wasn't necessarily convenient for her.

Thanks, Mom!

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