called me a couple of days ago. She was excited. She had been participating in tryouts for the gymnastics team at her school.
"Grandma," she said. "I made the team!"
Maddie Mae has been a dancer since she was quite small. Many of the dance routines, especially those in her competitions, included some gymnastics moves. She took some gymnastics classes, decided that she liked gymnastics so much that she dropped the dancing in favor of gymnastics.
Maddie has worked hard to make the team. She has practice sessions during the week. Her Dad tells me she works at home to perfect her moves. Most of the girls on the team have been involved in gymnastics for a number of years. Maddie became involved about a year ago. She is the youngest girl on the team.
Am I bragging? You bet I am! Grandmas get to do that. It says so, right there in the contract.
Maddie Mae...I am so very proud of you. I know how hard you worked to be an excellent competition dancer. And I know that it has taken more hard work to achieve your goal of being a member of your school gymnastics team. I am looking forward to hearing all about how you are doing and about the success of your team.
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