This weekend Dustin and I were lucky enough to go see our niece perform in a gymnastics event. It was amazing. Really, really amazing.
Two years ago we were putting the pressure on Maggie. She was a natural gymnastic. She's flexible and just the right amount of fearless. But she wasn't sure about gymnastics. We all knew she would be great at it, it just took a little convincing to get her to feel the same way. But she came around, and as we all knew she would, she excelled immediately. She can bounce and fly around as if she was born to do it.
This weekend she had a meet in Columbia and we were able to go. I wish I could go to each and every one of them because it was such a great day. That Maggie was just wonderful! I just loved how she looked in her leotard and how she walked with such grace. She was beautiful.
The first event was the one Maggie hates the most, the bars. She feels like it is a weakness for her, even though that was the last word I would use to describe it. She nailed her pinwheel flip around the bars and stuck the landing! And that's how it went all day long. On the balance beam she never wavered, the floor routine she pointed her toes and kept her movements sharp. The vault was the last event and she sprang into the air and came up smiling. She was perfect.