Why are we doing this?
That isn't really a question.
I know why.
It is who she is.
That is what makes it even harder when a chunk of brutal reality knocks.
There is a silence in your heart in moments like these.
Boo said, "It is nice to have days off from gym- well until you have them then you miss gym..."
She asked a dozen questions
"What will she do? Where will she go, mom?"
Out into the world, I guess.
I know where Boo would go- the water. She would slip below the cool blue surface. Swim to the bottom of the deepest pool just because she can. Slowly float back to the top and repeat.
One day life inside the gym globe will end.
Hopefully, the lessons and inner strength will last these girls a lifetime.
But I worry so too will the pain.
All I can ask for is when Boo's time comes to walk away she is able to do it the same way she waked in to this sport- on her terms.
|Boo sitting on the sidelines with one of the girl who retired from team early this spring. |
Spirit of the Flame 2014