When Morgan was just 2 years old she saw Rhythmic Gymnastics on TV during the Olympics. She normally didn’t pay much attention to the TV however on that day she stopped and watched the gymnast perform her entire ribbon routine and right away she said “I Wanna do that!” A year later when she was 3 years old I was amazed to see that our Parks & Rec program guide offered rhythmic gymnastics so of course, I signed her up. From the first day she arrived in her little pink leotard (complete with bad underwear lines!) she was hooked. It’s four years later now and at age 7 Morgan’s biggest dream for a few years now has been to perform at a competition. Believe me when I tell you that this first competition for Morgan was truly her Olympics. She talked about it every night and told me that she felt like she was going to the Olympics. I know this was her first competition and I know she wasn’t even old enough to officially compete, but on Sunday a really big dream for a very little girl came true and I wanted to thank you again for helping to make this happen for Morgan. She has been so proud and has literally not taken her participation medal off since she received it. She was so happy to just be there and participate and I was so thrilled to see how happy and confident she looked out there during her routine.
Thank you Annely for giving Morgan the chance when she was only 3 to enter this sport she now loves so much. Thank you Rhea for telling me when Morgan was only 4 that I was wrong and that Morgan would want to compete one day! Thank you Larissa for all of your “Bravo Morgan’s” as she calls them! Thanks to you all for your ongoing coaching and support. I know you spend many hours sharing your patience and expertise and I want you to know that I am very grateful.
We look forward to many more wonderful rhythmic gymnastics memories, but I just wanted to share with you all how much this memory meant to us all, especially since Morgan told me it was the best day of her life!
– Christie –