You Are A Gold Medal Mom…


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If you’ve read Inspired To Action for any length of time, you might know that I’m a sports nut. And as excited as I get about college basketball, Baylor football or tennis of any kind, nothing compares to the greatest sporting event of all:

The Olympics.

Seriously. I adore the Olympics. The amazing stories, the inspiring sacrifice, the heartbreaking losses, the beautiful victories – I pretty much love everything about the Olympics.

I also love motherhood, so the videos I’m sharing today are in the running to be my favorite commercials of all time. Ever. Times ten. Plus infinity.

You? You are a mom. You have a story, you have sacrificed, you have lost, but your victory awaits. You are a gold medal mom.

My sporty mom self totally got misty eyed at this one:

And I like this video just because it’s about Moms and the Olympics and it’s really cute.

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I hope these inspire you as you finish out the week strong.

Anyone else excited the Olympics are coming this summer?! Do you have a favorite Olympic moment? Click here to join the discussion!

I thought perhaps I should note that I have zero affiliation with the company that created these videos. I’m just a sucker for anything that manages to combine motherhood and sports.

Comments

  1. Stop making me cry at work! :)

  2. Jennifer says:

    Misty doesn’t begin to describe it. Blubbering is a more accurate discription. :) As a former athlete and the mother of child athletes with big dreams including one who wants to play for the US Women’s Basketball team in the Olympics, these were especially touching. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jennifer,
      You’re welcome! My girls love women’s b-ball too. They were crazy excited when Baylor won the national championship. What sport did you play?

      • Jennifer says:

        My girls were too. My daughter loves to watch Griner play! I played basketball (6’2″ girl in a small town doesn’t get an option NOT to play. LOL).

  3. Oh my goodness…..where are my tissues???
    As a mother of 3 yr old triplets I already have felt the proud feelings of watching my preemies reach milestones Dr’s said they would have trouble with…..I look forward to the sports they play or what ever they choose to do and will contiue to be proud of what they continue to accomplish!
    I could never have imagined how rewarding and how hard motherhood is!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Great commercials!!! Yeah, it was beyond misty here, too!

    We are an Olympics house – LOVE ‘EM!!! Since our first son was born 4 years ago (right before Beijing 08), we’ve started noticing how many of the athletes’ stories start with their parents talking about how they’ve been doing such-and-such since they were 2 years old. Knowing how our boys are, we chuckle a little, and then we start thinking, “What can we start them on now so that when it’s their Olympic moment, we can say, ‘Oh, he’s been doing that since he was 2′?” Hehehe

  5. I LOVE the Olympics too! I have fond memories of watching them with my family when we were growing up.

    I usually watch more TV during those early days with a new baby, during the daytime feedings or if I’m up with a colicky baby. So this year, I’m especially excited that there will actually be something decent to watch during the day. The birth of my third child will be right smack dab in the middle of the Olympics!

  6. Tear jerker video for sure… I love the olympics. Speed skating and equestrian… and swimming and skiing… and, well, all that I can watch! ;)

  7. I love the Olympics….in fact that is just about the only time we get cable so we can have all the channels that offer any coverage and then we cancel it before we get penalized for a cancellation fee. I love the sand Volleyball, but that’s just because I’m a volleyball nut. I’ll watch any and all events. I really love the track and field as well. :) Hooray for the Olympics.

  8. wow – so beautiful – it is the best job ever!

  9. tears…

  10. glad I am not the only cry-er! Very touching videos. I love gymnastics the best but get into all the different competitions!

  11. Whew! Tears galore! Thank you for posting these. Sometimes the mundane is all we see as moms. We have to remember that sometimes the mundane becomes miraculous!

  12. Oh, you made me cry!

  13. Kat, I knew you were amazing, but this just pushes it over the top…I SO love the Olympics too! All my friends and family make fun of me because I remember the names of athletes who competed when I was a kid, I can name where the Olympics were held in what years, stuff like that. :)

    • Yay! Olympic nerds unite! I even have a couple Olympic yearbooks. So if they tease you this year, just tell them you’re not the only one! :)

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