She inspired me to write this. So out of the blue.
At 16, Gabby Douglas knows what it means to persevere. When she moved to Iowa to train full-time with one of the best gymnastics coaches, she was just 14. Gabby left her Virginia Beach home, family and friends to pursue her dream of becoming an Olympic gymnast. Thousands of miles away from all that was familiar to her, Gabby sought out to become the best. But it wasn’t easy. Her family faced financial challenges, and Gabby was homesick. She missed her mother and her siblings. Gabby’s older sister tried to encourage her, telling Gabby not to give up.
And that’s the difference between so many of us and Gabby. When things become too hard, often times we just give up. We say we want something, but we don’t stick it out to the end.