Wednesday, August 1, 2012
They Got the Job Done!
As happy as we are with the winning of the silver medal, we musn't forget that every one of the athletes at the games are Olympians. They are the best of the best in their sport from their country and to be at the Olympics is a mighty long rut filled road. They are supported by many people to attain their goals and even if they don't go home as decorated Olympians, they are Olympians nevertheless.
Hats off to my nephew Brian's support team. His wife who has kept the home fires burning, caring for their two children, running a business and home in Brian's many absences. Allowing him the opportunity to compete in not one, but two Olympics since their marriage. And to his immediate family who have supported him for the long haul as he has competed in three Olympics and a wide range of World Rowing events in many different countries. He could never have been on the podium without all of you.
Thank you also to all the awesome people who emailed their good wishes to the store prior to the race. You too are part of the Canadian athletes support team.
Now down to business for us too. Don't forget to take advantage of the special that starts tomorrow and goes until Monday. Scroll down to the end of the last post to see it.
I promised that I would show you some of the crafts that Linda and her girls have been busy at this summer. The girls made some lovely stitched bracelets for themselves and when you are nine almost ten this was a lot of work and a lot of stitching, but you have to agree, that it was well worth the effort.
Rachels is the green and Emilys the purple.