The Women’s Figure Skating competition is set to begin today; I should be preparing to root for Mirai Nagasu of Team USA. While I most definitely will be cheering her on, my heart will rest with Joannie Rochette of Canada. As you may have guessed, I kinda like my mom; I just can’t imagine setting out to fulfill a dream without her by my side. I’m sure Joannie would have said much the same. Yet she continues on. She will skate in competition; and I will cheer her on. I’ll even continue sending up a praying or two on her behalf … that God would steady her nerves, calm her spirit, and grant her the ability to skate her best.
I even hope she wins gold – not only for her country, but her family … for her mom.
So yes, it’s true – for one event during the 2010 Winter Olympic games, I be sporting my red and white, waving that maple leaf, and cheering Canada!