Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thankful for Coach Julie

It's the beginning of what could be a long weekend.  Bear has her second competition tomorrow, and because of the schedule we are going to stay at a hotel near the meet.  As I have mentioned before I practically get sick when my kids are involved in competitions.  So as this weekend approached I had my usual symptoms of bad dreams and nausea.

So what to be thankful for today...
Well, the first thing that comes to mind is Bear's coach Julie.  You see, as of Wednesday she was not going to be able to make it to this meet.  Bear's other regular coach would be there, plus a replacement coach who Bear knows, but hasn't worked with much.  As of yesterday, Julie is coming to the meet which is great news because Bear and I really trust Julie.  I'm not sure if it is because she is a mom, or because she is a bit older, or because she was a competitive gymnast.  I just really trust her.  She has a way of pushing for the best from the girls without taking the fun out of it.  She also seems to read them better than the other coaches which is wonderful when you are trying to figure out what to say to a little girl who just fell off the balance beam.  Anyway, I feel very thankful that Julie will be with Bear tomorrow.  Since I am not allowed past the velvet rope, it is nice to know that someone I trust is back there with her.

1 comment:

Shannon said...

I'm glad Coach Julie is going to be there for Claire (and you!), after all! Good luck to Claire this weekend!