Have you seen P&G’s new Thank You, Mom ad campaign as the world readys to gear up for the 2012 London Summer Olympics?
You must watch this new video. I love it. It will touch you. And I’m sure you’ll tear up too. I love that it speaks to all Moms. And for those of you who grew up doing activities and especially competitive athletics it will really strike a special place in your heart.
As a little girl and competitive swimmer, my Mom (and Dad!) selflessly drove me to every practice and swim meet day after day so I could achieve more and swim faster.
As I grew, I kept on swimming competitively but added in more sports to the mix! (Now as a Mom, I can’t believe my own Mom agreed to this – it certainly meant even more work for Mom driving me everywhere! ) Tennis, field hockey, golf and then running. And more running as I went on to be a super competitive runner in high school and continued on through college.
My success in sports and being part of a team gave me confidence growing up and shaped who I am today. I can’t thank my Mom enough for encouraging me to do these activities. Truly, I am who I am today thanks to my participation in sports.
Now that I’m a Mom driving my kids to all kinds of activities I finally realize all my own parents did for me, the sacrifices my parents made for me. I gladly do this for my own children now too.
It’s totally worth it. Especially in that moment when you see the joy in their faces. Yesterday, at the end of Kenzie’s gymnastics session the kids were awarded a trophy. This was Kenzie’s very 1st Trophy and you can imagine how BEYOND thrilling this moment was for her. Here she is posing with her girlfriend – sheer delight and glee from these Kindergarten friends as tehy both earned their 1st trophy together!
The hardest job in the world, is the best job in the world.
Thank you, Mom.
Want to help make a difference in the lives of future Olympic athletes? Jump on over to the “Thank You Mom” Facebook page.
Like the page and P&G will donate $1 to the USOC P&G|Team USA Youth Sports fund- up to $100,000.