I have a very athletic daughter. She picks things up quickly and has no fear. She is also very competitive. None of these things were inherited from me.
In her first grade phy. ed. class back in May, they had a unit in rollerblading.
When I was her age I thought those little square plastic things with four wheels we used in obstacle courses were a big deal.
|The first pair of skates that lasted a whole month.|
She loved it so much and begged so effectively, that her daddy went and bought her a pair of inline skates. She skated in those things so hard, she broke them. In one month. Bruce went to about 5 different stores in one day to find a replacement part. Apparently that part doesn't exist outside of the manufacturing plant of these skates. Fun times.
We decided that since she loved it so much and it wasn't just a phase, we'd buy her a higher quality pair of skates.
|All padded up to hit the half pipe|
She's having so much fun and getting so good from practicing at a local skate park, I thought I'd show her some inspirational videos of Jenna Downing, a professional female inline skater.
Trinity was in complete awe. She declared, "I want to be just like her!"
I found Jenna on twitter and wrote her a couple of tweets. One was about how much potential Trinity has and how Jenna is inspirational to her.
Well, Ms. Jenna Downing wrote back!
Jenna Downing @Jenna_Downing replied to you:
@hippiechristian Amazing! I was 7 years old when I started out :-) tell her I said good luck and I hope to skate with her one day!
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How cool is that? Now, I don't know if Trinity is the next Jenna Downing or will ever take her skillz to that level, but it certainly is kind of a big deal for her to personally be encouraged by a professional.
Do you have any stories of being encouraged by someone who has achieved a lot in what you are working at?