Although I only have two daughters, I often feel as if I’m raising eleven girls! The little group of nine gymnasts that I coach have (almost) as much of my heart as my own babies do. These girls have been raised in the gym, several of them I’ve coached since they were four years old. I’ve seen them at their best and their worst. And they’ve seen me at mine. There have been hard times. My heart has ached not only for their frustrations in the gym but for losses at home. More often, my heart rejoices for them – so many accomplishments and much growth! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by my role in their lives. I worry that I’m not teaching them all the things I wish they could learn or that I’m not patient enough to let them learn them.
Last month, my three youngest gymnasts all turned eight within weeks of each other. It really hit me how fast my little “ducklings” (in their hight-order row) were growing. I decided it was time to gift all my gymnasts with an (un)birthday present. Although not much, I was excited to present the team with personalized grip bags – just a small token of my affection for each of them, as individuals.
I think the bags turned out extremely cute, so I decided to share the great find! You can order a personalized grip bag for your special gymnast’s (un)birthday from paper nook. Choose your favorite color and select the large size. They are a steal of a deal for only $4.50 plus S&H.
Gym Gab partnered with paper nook to provide a $20 credit towards paper nook goods!
Good luck, and I’ll announce a winner and email them on October 5th, just in time for the next giveaway!