My girl is heading to her first qualifier next week. I'm just sick about this.My girls are not at a level where they are affected by this. I hope that all the girls, families and gyms that are directly affected can find support to get through this next step and can find some light at the end of the tunnel.
Please excuse my ignorance- I’m asking because I really want to understand. Why is this so stressful for your family? Unless I’m confused, your daughter is quite young.. so what is the big deal if the meet doesn’t happen this year? She’s got a lot of years before she’s an Olympic hopeful, and hopefully due to all this upheaval she will get to that place with a safer environment surrounding her. I understand it’s a disappointment, I do! But in the grand scheme I can’t see the detriment. Again, sorry if this comes off rude... I’m just looking at cost/benefit here.It's not good....
I get that. But it is such a huge life lesson here....and what a true comfort as a parent and child to know she wont ever hopefully have to be put in what horrible situations many have been in....I would preach this big time. Think of the Olympians who didnt get to go to moscow in 1980....one of my besties was one of these....it isnt even an olympic year for gymnastics, nor is your child close to the age needed to qualify. Qualifying for Hopes will be awesome no matter what, so that is still something to shoot for. This is the time to help your child see the big picture.Yes she is young and will have many years ahead of her but she has been working her *** off for over a year for this opportunity and to have it ripped away through no fault of her own is going to devrstare her. Sorry if you think I'm overreacting just a mom feeling heartbroken for he child.
All this sucks for the up and coming kids, though we all know change needs to happen. I’m so sorry. It’s awful to be heartsick for your kid. I really do think it will all work out. Stay strong!