It’s been non-stop Olympic fever at the Fener house this week. Nick digs the volleyball, but is especially flipping for the gymnastics! We’ve been oh’ing and ah’ing so much that we’re dizzy from all their jumps and twists.
When U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won the gold medal tonight, we couldn’t help but feel proud for her tremendous accomplishment and her fortitude to tumble her way to true excellence. I got a little choked up thinking about how Nick’s own road to recovery parallels Gabby’s road to greatness in many ways. She not only fought hard tonight when it counted most, but she devoted herself tirelessly to achieve her greatest dream. I’m sure Gabby lived and breathed the bars, the vault, the beam, the floor, just as Nick is 100% living his quest to strength, health, mobility, and a meaningful life.
Watching all of the Olympic-level athletes at the pinnacle of their career reminds me that Nick will one day be at the top of his game again too.
We can barely wait.
“If you can push through the hard days you can get through anything.” –Gabby Douglas