What a season it has been for Miss Sonoma Danielle. I am beyond proud of her. Words can’t even describe her determination and grit.
Last Saturday was suppose to be the Indiana State Gymnastics Meet. Something Sonoma had been prepping for and training for for a year. Because of the Coronavirus ( more on that in another blog post ) and because of the fact that the whole world is shutting down, it was cancelled. I know there are SO many athletes, at all levels, in the exact same situation. It’s not fair, it’s hard to understand and it’s especially hard for a 9 year old to understand. She had dreams of being a State Champion, and is looking to us for answers as to why this had to happen. I told her she’s a State Champion in my eyes 🤩 This is one of those difficult moments in parenting that no one prepares you for. It’s so heartbreaking to see her season end like this. (Along with all the other athletes in every other sport ) However, her wonderful coaches planned a last minute “State Showcase” at her gym. The parents were allowed to come and watch the girls show off their routines. They marched out & were announced as we all cheered them on and made it a fun night to celebrate their amazing talent and hard work. An athlete at this level can’t just “take off” a month or two from training. The gym is closed until further notice. I know there is a lot of big stuff going on in the world, but to Sonoma, gymnastics IS her world. I was heartbroken not to drive to South Bend, and it hurt my heart to see her season (along with all the other sports seasons) end so abruptly. Regardless, I am so darn proud of her hard work and dedication to this difficult sport!! (The medals in the above picture are just from this season alone! )
|The girls had to wear a college of their choice t-shirt to their last practice. Sonoma for one of Daddy’s UK shirts and at their State Showcase the coaches handed out pennants with their college and pics of them attached! Daddy sure was proud!|
Sonoma’s highest scores for the season include:
37.5 All Around
Sonoma is such a pretty gymnast. Full of grace and precision.
|Sonoma’s got crazy ups!|
It was so fun seeing Sonoma get so many medals and take 1st place often!
|Beautiful sign Sonoma made!|
Here are some links to Sonoma’s routines from one of her meets: