Have you all been catching Olympic fever this week too? We watched the opening ceremonies Friday night and have watched (are watching as we speak) several of the events. What is it about this every four years world-wide showdown that gets us going? Personally I think there is an exciting camaraderie just knowing the whole world is involved.
And for the first time I can say I'm super excited to tune into the Paralympics. I dare you to watch this video and not feel the same way. (Thanks to reader Mallory for sharing this video). My reaction to watching this video was a mixture of wanting to cry and simultaneously fist pump with a That's what I'm talking about! I feel like our family has a special tie to these amazing athletes and it makes me feel proud. I love feeling like these are our people.
Also, I'm super excited to see Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee ever to compete in the regular olympics! I know this decision has been a little controversial, but the advantages and disadvantages were scruitinized and judged by the appropriate people so I just hope that he is embraced with love, acceptance and respect during these games. He deserves it. Anyone who qualifies for the Olympics is a super-human in my book.