Monday, July 14, 2008

Beijing Baby!

I'll admit it.

I love the Olympics. I mean, LOVE them. I'm pretty sure I always have. From the Opening Ceremonies to the Closing Ceremonies, I watch it all.

And I don't discriminate either. I love the summer AND winter Olympics equally. Swimming to ice skating. Gymnastics to skiing. LOOOOOVVVVVE it all.

The stories behind the athletes inspire me and make me cry. There's always some precious young person with a tear-jerker of a story to touch your heart.

News people travel to the city for the duration and report on customs and cultures of the host country. Everyone is so excited and proud for the Olympics to be in their country. I still could kick myself for not going to Atlanta in '96 to try to see SOMETHING. I have a friend from high school who went to Atlanta that summer and volunteered! Wow! Why didn't I know you could even do that?

So guess what I'll be doing on 8-8-08? Yep, my TV will be stuck on NBC for weeks and I'll be introducing my children to my joy that is the Olympic Games. Yippee!!

*After I wrote this I got an email from AFA and Voice of the Martyrs. They are offering free prayer bracelets to help you remember to pray for persecuted Christians in China, especially during the Olympics. Because there are most definitely persecuted Christians there. Here in the land of the free and home of the brave, we sometimes forget that our fellow Christians in other countries don't have the very freedoms that we take for granted every day. I ordered a bracelet and plan to wear it along side my Brazil bracelet to remind me daily to pray for others.

Want to join me?


MiMi said...

I also love the Olympics! I think Track & Field is my very favorite event.

Thanks for sharing about the persecuted Christians in China. I have ordered my bracelet!

MiMi said...

Oh, and by the way... I think you look great in white!

Lisa said...

I have my favorite events to watch during the summer and winter Olympics. You can sooo count it for It is a lapbook and unit study for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Have fun!

Dad said...

You are "world class".

JenB said...

And YOU, Dad, are too funny. I'm impressed though!

Faith said...

I ordered a bracelet too! I like watching the gymnastics and track and field.
I'm impressed with your dad's comment and profile! Check him out!

Melissa said...

GIRL! We went in '96 and it was right before we got married!It actually is a huge memory for us after we got engaged!! We got to see tennis and it was really cool! We LOVE the Olympics so much that we move the TV into our bedroom at night so that we can watch it in bed!! We NEVER do that with anything else! I am with ya! We love it! Oh, and I cry too! Every single time.