Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bragging Rights

Every parent thinks their kids are awesome. I am no more or less than the average mom. I just want to brag for a little while.

When he started this season out, he could not swim a 25ft race without stopping. He knew that to be in his age group, there was nothing less than a 50. Inspired by his older brother, he went to the pool twice a day every day. By the end of the season he had knocked nearly a minute off his freestyle and more than 20 second off his backstroke. He was told that if he worked hard at it he could be as good as his brother.

Well.. he may not be as fast, but he is definitely just as good.

The video tells the rest.


The Fearless Blog said...

I got goose bumps watching the video and reading your beautiful post. Wow!

We can do great things when we want to do great things!

Anna Sellers said...

I learn so many things from my kids. This is not the first time I have been taught a valuable lesson and hopefully not the last.

There is magic in giving what can be accomplished more value than the odds against you.

As a follow up to this story, my oldest son learned that success comes in a variety of colors. Who knew that going to the pool twice a day to achieve his own goals would one day be fuel for the fire in his brothers aspirations? It's like winning twice. He is one proud big brother.

It certainly gives credit to the quote by Mahatma Gandhi - "We must become the change we want to see"