Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just one more sleep!!

I am just amazed that the countdown clock for the Vancouver Winter Games has less than 24 hours remaining. Can you imagine waiting for Christmas for seven years and today is finally Christmas eve, this is what it feels like.

I am not an athlete, not a volunteer (I wish I was) and really not a spectator as I only have tickets for one Olympic event but the anticipation is overwhelming.
How to make you understand why I feel this?, in all my life I have never felt such pride to be a Vancouverite, many many years we are listed in multiple publications as being the most livable city in the world, well now many will see this and I can't wait.

When Rory and I were younger (meaning without kids,lol) we would on a regular basis drive into downtown, the same route through the park, by the beach, up Robson and then where ever and I would usually like a broken record always say, "wow this is the prettiest place ever!!", now the world can see.
I know there are many wonderful places and cities in the world but for the first time since I have been alive the eyes of the world will be here and I know they won't be disappointed.

I wish every athlete regardless of your nationality the best of luck and may this experience truly be life changing for you all, I mean really no one walking away from this will lose, medal or no medal I don't know many Olympic athletes and I believe just by getting to the Olympics you are truly a winner already!!!

By the way speaking the other day of commercials getting me all teary eyed, here is the song that is doing it to me now, and the video attached, well honestly another reason I feel such immense pride!

Cheers - Happy Games for all

1 comment:

Foursons said...

Enjoy this time- it promises to be amazing!