Friday, August 8, 2008

The Spirit of the Olympics

I honestly think I must have had something to do with the olympics in a former life. Nothing will bring a tear to my eye as easily as watching the opening ceremonies and seeing the olympic cauldron be lit.

Growing up watching Nadia take the gold, I dreamed of finding my sport and competing in the olympics. At my age, my only hopes now are sailing and equestrian. Still, one of my more reachable goals is to attend an olympic opening ceremony. One day... maybe in two years in Vancouver?

As the next 17 days progress, I know I will be watching the competitions; still getting misty as the U.S. flags are raised and our national anthem plays. Do you plan on watching?


nightmaremom said...

Absolutely!  I have it on now on CBC....   I get teary eyed too... each and every time.  I will always remember Miracle on Ice.

lv2trnscrb said...

I do!! I'm watching right now, LOL!! I like a lot of the events of the summer Olympics; could bypass boxing, wrestling and weight lifting though


vbonalesmd said...

Although given one of the swimmers is my same age!!!  Eeek!!  Shows what a woman can do when she puts her mind to it...!  And, I think she's an awesome example to us all.