Thursday, August 9, 2012

Misty May-Treanor & My Daughter

Hot damn last night was fun!

We all congregated around the TV to watch the Americans face off for the Olympic gold and silver medals in Women's Beach Volleyball.

And, most importantly, to see if the unbelievably dynamic team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings could do it one last time and win gold for three straight Olympic games.

Riveted by each play, every dig, every set...we couldn't move.  And each time that Misty and Kerri scored, we screamed our lungs out!

But when they won, huge tears filled my eyes knowing that after 11 years of playing together, they were done as a team.

Ultimately, it was the first interview that had me sobbing.  When asked what the experience meant to them, they could not stop thanking the people who supported them in their lives.  And they could not help but acknowledge the amazing bond that exists both on and off the sand for the two of them.

And then Misty said it...we are wives, mothers....we have whole lives outside of this.  We are so grateful to have 15,000 fans here elevating the sport, but we know that its time to cultivate the other parts of us.

While she intends to support Kerri as she moves forward, she's excited to start a family with her husband.

Looking at my daughter, I was so grateful that she could see examples of strong, powerful, committed, faith and family focused women.

I want her to know that it is possible to follow every dream and while you may not live each dream simultaneously, there is a season for everything, if you just follow your heart.


  1. Goosebumps!!! Last night was epic. SO much fun to watch and it made me proud to be an American and proud to be a woman.

    I read all your blogs, bu couldn't resist commenting on this one.

    America... F$&K YEAH!!!

  2. Tiffany! I'm so glad that you can relate. It was amazing watching the two of them and sharing their experience with my daughter. So amazing to have such powerful female role models!


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