Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Real American Idols


So yesterday I took a break from all the moving nonsense and travelled to Columbus, OH for a cheerleading competition. As I've mentioned before, my daughter belongs to a special needs cheerleading squad called the American Elite Idols. These kids practice every week with more dedication and enthusiasm than most of their typical peers despite how mentally, and often physically, demanding it is. The competition yesterday was not just for special needs teams. There were squads competing that were doing stunts and tumbling that you would see on ESPN. It was amazing and our kids were so excited to be a part of it. When it was finally our turn, the crowd was amazing. It was a packed house and our precious Idols received a standing ovation. I was so proud and thankful that this audience was proud too. Watching the kids get their trophies was one of those moments when you take a snap-shot in your mind. The pride that was on each of their faces was priceless.

1 comment:

  1. K- this one just made my heart swell with pride, and bawl my eyes out. :) Wtg, You two! You're MY idols!