Monday, February 15, 2010

I love the Olympics! No, really, really love the Olympics. I have been an Olympic nut for many, many years. It doesn't matter if it is the summer or the winter Olympics, just as long as it's the Olympics.

My family all know that they cannot watch TV during this time every couple of years. The nice thing is that they all have come to love them too.

So many great stories, so many magical moments take place during these two weeks. Like the Canadian mogul skier that took the gold last night. He is the very first Canadian to win gold on their own soil. Also, he has a brother with cerebral palsy and loves him so much that he said he was skiing for him. That touches me even more, because of our son who also has CP.

Brigette summed up the Olympics in a few words. "Somebody always wins" and "the national anthem always gets played whether it is our country or an other's".

So go USA and go Olympics!!!


Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I actually got teary eyed last night when the two American skiers won silver and gold. I always get emotional seeing our flag and hearing our national anthem, but it's heartwarming to see other athletes respond to theirs as well.

Joyce said...

I love the Olympics too...and I think the winter are my favorite. Hope all is well and you're feeling better these days!

Donna's Book Nook said...

I love the olympics too. I love the stories and as you said the magical moments. Like the Chinese couple that won gold in figure skating; they are now a married couple and have been together for 18 years skating. It's just amazing. I can't watch every night as my hubby doesn't share my enthusiasm, but I will be watching a lot.

Pat said...

I've been watching too, it's a newly acquired favorite. I was counting each second with the skiing last night!
It's amazing to see the best of the best go for the gold!

Dee said...

I love getting caught up in the emotions of the winners!!!!