Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good-bye to coaching

It was an eventful last three days on the Spears gymnastics front. Saturday was our state meet. We managed to get fourth place, despite missing two of our best gymnasts from earlier in the season. It was a frustrating meet because it was in two sessions, and we only had one girl in session two. And as happens in gymnastics sometimes, the scores escalated a lot in the second session. I think we were really the third best team at state, but that second session hurt us a lot. Anyway, we ended our team season with two first place finishes, two seconds and a fourth. Here we are at the state meet: we definitely get the first place award for cutest team.

In other news, yesterday was my last day coaching. I am quitting to be able to spend as much time as possible with our twins when they get home. Many tears were shed by me, my girls and some of my favorite parents. The girls and parents gave me a little farewell party and I got some very nice cards and presents and these beautiful flowers. Daisies are my favorite! Thank you so much to all of you. I will miss all of the girls so much, as well as my friends on the staff. But I will still be hanging around the gym in my parent capacity, and I'm hoping to test to qualify as a judge for next year.
Good-bye, Premier Gymnastics... I will miss you.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Aww... what a bittersweet moment. Those flowers are so pretty!
Keep me posted on the judging aspect. I have often thought of testing... but I like my weekends too much! ha ha!

Gymnastics is in our blood! The Ohio State coach was at Wright's last week... the only gymnast's name he wrote down was my niece's. She has several more years before she can commit... but they are starting to look!