Sunday, August 17, 2008

What about those Olympians?

America is proving at the 2008 Olympics that we are the best and that when we pull together we are winners!!!!

I have been so excited watching all of the different contests, but for some reason today watching these girls, I just cried with pride! There was just a certain something about them that drew me right into their excitement and joy.


Don't get me wrong, I have whooped and rooted for Michael Phelps and all the rest, but it was just something about this group effort that touched my heart.

Congratulations America! When we join together, we are truly the greatest country in the world. We may have moments that are less than glorious, but every time that National Anthem plays and those hands go over those hearts, I realize anew how blessed I am to have been born in this country, the land of the free and the home of the brave!

As my heart soars for these young men and women, I do not forget that there are other young men and women fighting so that we might remain the greatest country in the world. My prayers are with each and every soldier for they are ALL gold medal winners!

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Hi Nancy! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I agree with you regarding the olympics. I have enjoyed watching all of the sports but especially the swimming (of course because of Michael), and the gymnastics. I have been inspired. I remember at the opening night of the olympics there was a commercial that said "It's not the victory but the struggle." That really spoke to my heart in general. Jesus wants us to enjoy the journey and not always live for the victory. He has so much that he wants to teach us along the way. The journey may be tough as times but nothing ever grows on the mountaintops but in the valleys.

I am so glad to "meet" you. I will add you to my blogroll.

Blessings,
Nicole

Nicole said...

Nancy,

I wanted to also say that I read your post about your faith and denomination. I recently have been challenged in this area. My sister-in-law and her fiance are thinking about getting married at a Episcopal church and they both go to the E-Free Church. Space has been one of the reasons for wanting to get married there, but also Brian has been learning about the history of the original church and has been really challenging pretty much anyone he meets for us all to be united. Maybe a few years ago I would turn my nose up to denominations that I didn't know much about but not now. Ignorance is NOT bliss in this situation, or maybe any situation for that matter. As long as we all have accepted Jesus as our Savior and we are living for Him we are all one body.

Blessings,
Nicole

Leigh said...

You and me both. My heart sweels with pride. For our Olympians and to be an American