As the photos from gym camp roll in I can literally feel the love coming with them. Love from camp, love from the other gym moms at home, and the love of the girls for each other.
In this life as a gym mom I have made many friends. Boo has made even more. On Friday as I was ending my shift long after I had driven the big white van back to the gym, the office manager had one last thing I needed to do before I could leave. It was an important request from the gym owner. It was to view 2 photos of Boo, Gabby, and the new Little on the optional team seated inside the plane together. Boo and her window seat beside Gabby, her protector, and Little with her good sense of humor and easy going nature (also the gym owners own daughter).
Couldn't really ask for anything better than this. I think gym love is like religion. You, your family, & of course your child, spend so much time and energy there it has to be something you honestly believe in. And one gym does not fit all.
Nothing will be perfect, fault is easy to find when you are looking for it. Once we had doubts. I am grateful I had the chance to see just how good we have it at our gym.
Standing here, day 3 of my homeschooled never gone away child being 2 states away at gym camp I can say, I am a believer in us. I am not an easy convert but I am also not so dense as to ignore what is so obviously right in front of me. For us this gym is most certainly the place. The things that matter to us as a family are right here at GTC.
How well my child does in this crazy sport is really up to her. And in everything else, in opportunities offered, skilled & caring coaching, positive environments, safety, support, community, and love, she is in excellent hands.
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