Motherhood is not always easy. We support our children as they go through so many stages in today’s world. We watch them as they first roll over, immediately moving things out of their grasp. We shriek at their first steps, first words, so many firsts it becomes impossible to imagine all that is in store.
My own daughter is only five. She starts Kindergarten in a few weeks. A huge first from where I stand. It’s scary, it’s nerve-wracking, and it is incredible, all at once! Just this small yet huge step towards a new phase of her life – the school years – means so much to me as her mom.
Being a Mom to an Olympian
I can’t even begin to imagine what emotions the mothers of our USA Olympic Gold Medal Gymnasts are feeling when they look at their girls and the amount that they have achieved. The incredible successes. Phenomenal efforts. The pride, the emotion, the overall swelling of love!
Just watching a few clips of these moms as they share their reactions when the girls won their team gold is a great way to see how important these moments are for not just the girls, but their moms, too. Check out the link below for incredible coverage from London and The P&G Family Home:
Can you imagine being in their shoes? Watching your own child represent your country, your world in that way? I am in awe of the strength of them all, and the motivation. I’m also extremely inspired by them. The girls, and their moms. It is obvious whenever one of P&G’s Thank You, Mom commercials come on just how much strength these athletes get from their relationships with their mothers.
Can you share a little bit about a huge transition or experience in your children’s lives where you found yourself proud of them? How did it impact you? Can you imagine what you would have done had you been mom to an Olympian Gold Medal winner? I can only try, but I know for certain the cheering would have been loud and the tears would have been flowing!
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments!