November 4, 2009

Get Right Back Up

This morning Jett and Jocelyn and I joined some friends to go roller skating. It was basically Jett's first time. "Basically" because he does put on Graeden's skates and roll around the basement on occasion. He didn't really like it. He screamed every time he fell down. And that was pretty much a lot. Although, by the end he was doing better. The lesson for the day? When we fall, we just get right back up again. And again. And again.

After the Mom and Tot skate, several mature adults entered the rink. By mature, I mean senior citizen...and no 55 year old young ones, etiher. Let's take Dotty for instance. She's nearly 88 years old and is graceful as ever.

The woman amazes me. How many "falls" must she have faced in this life and she hasn't let it affect her. She gets right back up and takes care of herself and does whatever it takes to try again. She's actually recovering from an injury right now that she hopes is better by the next competition. Yes, you read that correctly. She's almost 88 and competes in roller skating dancing. Who knew such a thing even existed???

Dotty, you're an inspiration to us all.

4 Riveting COMMENTS:

  1. What fun. I hope I can be like Dotty when I'm 88. Keep on skating!

  2. Dot is HOT! Check out those legs. Hey, it's good to keep our fitness options open. And good metaphore, too!

  3. I think your lesson holds true in so many situations, including our grief. When we fall we must continue to get back up time after time. It is so very hard sometimes to do that. Thanks for your cute story. Love, Nicole - Mia's mom ^i^

  4. lol... I cant believe you got 3 comments about Dotty, She would love it!


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