Saturday, January 29, 2011


I couldn't be more proud of Reese today.  She had a gymnastics meet this morning.  This was "just for fun"... I wasn't really expecting a whole lot, didn't know what to expect... but she really wanted to do it, so we figured it would be a fun day!

She was a little star!  She sat so nice and still waiting for her turn, performed so good {and serious}, and I can't remember a day she smiled so much or big... she was SO in her element!!  I watched the scores and thought she was doing good...  but when it came time for medals the tears were flowing when they announced "First Place is Reese Ladwig".  Out of 11 other 4 year olds!!  This girl has BIG dreams and I know this is only the beginning.  She has had some things to overcome and today when she was standing on the podium it was evident... she has truly OVERCOME them!

We love you so much, Reese!  You amaze me everyday.  Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE overall champ!!!

5 friends had to say...:

Jodi Lansink said... I have tears flowing!!!!!!! I am so proud of her, I can only imagine how you felt being her proud mommy!!!

Can't wait to see what she can do next! What an inspiration she is to all of us!!!!!!!!!!

tricia said...

Ditto, what Jodi said. It's nearing a year now and I think Reese wants us all to finish that chapter and move on. Her smile and her dedication to the sport she loves is so evident. Reese, I think there are a lot of BIG things to come in your life.

Anonymous said...

She is such a strong, amazing little girl!!!!! Way to go Reese!!!! Keep Dreaming BIG!!!!!

Amy Walter said...

Yay! So exciting that she got 1st place and looked so cute --- love the little star on her tooshie!

What a great moment for her and for you as her parents - so many obstacles and already at 4 she is proving that she isn't going to let ANYTHING stand in her way! Love it!

Charlene E. said...

She looks better than I have seen her in awhile. Hope she's feeling better these days.