These pictures will have to do. I got to the tournament, grabbed my camera to take pictures and what do you know? My camera is completely busted. One of the kids must have dropped it hard and didn't tell me. It was toast. Luckily, I had brought my video camera as well. I can't figure out how to load it on to my computer though. Arggghhh! I so wanted to share these with all of you.
Jessica got a gold medal for her form. Next she sparred. I was so nervous and scared for her. She was going up against a boy first. She was very aggressive and made the poor boy cry twice. He finally gave up at the end after she got him in the leg pretty good. She then had to fight a girl who had legs way longer than hers. With TKD, it is all about kicking. Whoever had long legs seems to have a pretty good advantage. She held her own, but didn't win that match. So in the end, she got a silver medal. We were so proud of her!
Marcus also sparred for the first time. He did really good. But unfortunately, there was some unfair politics going on. He didn't get a fair shake, but he can still be really proud of himself. This was a good lesson because Marcus has always had a hard time with unfairness. I was very happy to see him accept defeat with grace and honor. It was a huge step.
I don't have any pictures of Steve in his gear, but he did great as well. He won a bronze medal for his form. He sparred as well and won a gold medal. We were so excited that he got first place the very first time he sparred. The best part is that he is still upright and not on disability! LOL! I think he did break a toe though.
Our TKD school entered 11 contestants. We took home 18 medals which was an amazing coup! Most of the schools have been around for years and years and they practice 2 to 3 times a week and have had lots of experience in sparring. We are a newer school and only have class once a week. This was the first time any of the contestants had participated in a tournament and sparring. Jeremy, our instructor was stoked!
It was a long day though! 12 hours from start to finish. I'm so thankful my mom took the three younger children for the weekend, so that I could go and not worry about chasing them around and filming at the same time. I have a feeling there will be more of these in our future. They all enjoyed it and want to do it again.
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I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball