Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Top Eight

 She said she wanted to make top 8 in breast stroke (age 12 and under) at The Westchester Counties and I told my daughter, "Where there is a will, there is a way!"  She made top 8, she finished 7th!  There were 93 swimmers that swam breast stroke in her age.  Mind you, she only swims on a summer club team and her school during the Winter.
Thank-you to the Coaches who provide constant support, guidance and enthusiasm.  Now my daughter has decided that she wants to swim year round.  I rarely post family news here on my blog, but I just am so proud of her.  All the driving to and from practice was worth it.  My message is to never give up and always think that you can do it.  We still have the relay and I am excited to see them swim tomorrow!

20 comments:

MJH Design Arts said...

Hi Patricia, I love it when you post about family--the most profound inspiration of all. She is so adorable. Yes, the driving is definitely worth it. Besides, it is the best one-on-one time--no distractions and virtually tied down. Good luck tomorrow. Mary

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

This is wonderful! Congrats to your daughter and to you for providing encouragement. Have you watched any of the P&G Moms videos from the Olympics?... heartwarming.

pve design said...

Mary-
Thank-you. I am feeling so full of gratitude today. I also am in awe of all the children there swimming their hearts out and the supportive parents.
pve

Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations to your daughter - she is indeed a winner!

pve design said...

Kathleen,
Thank-you so much!
I will share all the lovely comments with my daughter.
I know she will say - Oh Mom. Teens....
pve

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

That's great! You certainly have so much to be proud about. Your daughter is beautiful-- At first I thought it was a picture of you. (I like the personal posts too).

Jluie

Formerly known as Frau said...

Congrats to your daughter! My daughter swam year round many years ago it was a great sport for her until school got too busy and demanding. Watching the swimming on the Olympics has been my favorite so far.

I Dream Of said...

Congratulations to your daughter and to you! How thrilled you must be. Thanks to you both for an inspiring reminder of the importance of setting one's mind on something and never, ever giving up. Wishing you both many more accomplishments ahead! XO

pve design said...

Julie, Frau, Jeannie,
Thank-you. I am reminded to keep cheering and to keep getting my girl to practice. Now I just need to get myself time at my drawing table....
Easier said than done.
:)
pve

Jennifer C. Webb said...

go Mom and daughter! Both champions at what they do

the gardener's cottage said...

wow, that is really an accomplishment. way to go!

plus this past weekend i was swimming at my friends house and could barely do a lap w/o being exhausted! geez.

vicki archer said...

what a fantastic achievement...congratulations to your daughter... xv

Emily said...

That's awesome! Congratulations to her. Swimming always amazes me - my best is a doggie paddle, and every once in a while something that resembles a frog in water :)

It must feel great to have your daughter make these accomplishments. Enjoy the August days!

kayce hughes said...

So exciting! could she look any more like her mother?

A Perfect Gray said...

yes! is there any better feeling than sharing your childrens' joys and successes? so tickled for her! donna

quintessence said...

Huge congrats to your daughter. Making the finals at Playland is a big deal!! I remember those days so well - those night races in that pool...

annechovie said...

Congratulations to Amelia!! That is wonderful. I know you must be so proud of her. She is growing into a beautiful woman and looks just like her talented Mother. xo

annie said...

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter! So exciting!!
xo
annie

P.R. Plume said...

Your children are quite accomplished and attractive! I hope the summer hours mean lots of time with family.

pve design said...

Thank-you again to each of you for your kind words. It means so much to me. Raising a child takes love, lots of love, and a good sense of humor. As a Mom, I am a huge proponent of never doing what they clearly can do for themselves......I only wish I could swim as fast~
pve