During the recent Olympics in Brazil, University of Georgia students earned 10 medals. If UGA was a country, it would rank 27th! (Click here for a related article.) Our family had a great time this summer cheering on our athletes.
Tonight we attended a public event welcoming back UGA's Olympians. It wasn't about seeking autographs, but rather I wanted Eli to see that the people he watched on television in far-off Brazil are real people who have the drive and discipline to excel. The event was even better than I hoped. These athletes took the time to chat with Eli, asking him about his favorite sport and encouraging him to practice. Eli even got to try on bronze, silver, and gold medals! (We were surprised how big and heavy they are.) And we got to say both "congratulations" and "thanks for making our summer even better" in person. The local BMW dealer provided three posters for collecting signatures as we met the Olympians. It was a great event!