Thursday, August 7, 2008

I'll be crying for the next 3 weeks . . .

That's what the Olympics to do me. It started this morning - the US women's gymnastics team was on the Today Show, and I teared up when they went down the line describing the good luck charms they brought with them.

Then they had a story on Lopez Lomong, the runner who will be the flag bearer and lead the US team in the opening cermonies. He is one of the "lost boys of Sudan" who fled the ethnic cleansing in Darfur. He was placed in foster care in the US, went on to run track in college and made the team running the 1500 meters. He recently became a citizen and by the time they showed him taking his oath of citizenship, I was bawling.

When they started the story of Dara Torres, the 41 year old swimmer in her 5th summer games, I finally had to turn it off so I could get myself together and get to work.

So, if you catch me being all verklempt over the next few weeks - nothing bad has happened, I have probably just o.d.'ed on medal ceremonies.


RegentCardis said...

Oh, I love the Olympics too and will be watching them every chance I get. :o)

Jeri said...

I love watching, but hearing about a 41 year old swimmer just makes me feel like a SLACKER. :o)