So, I received a call today from a PR agency in Los Angeles. The voice on the other end of the line said, "Proctor and Gamble has chosen you as part of our 'Moms Matter' campaign for Vancouver."
Forget about everything else that was said. Forget about what we will get to do while we are in Vancouver - OTHER than watch our skater compete, of course! The second-most important thing to the competition is that a major sponsor of the Olympic Games is actually HONORING moms, and I get to be one of the spokespeople for all the moms who have spent years schlepping their Olympic hopefuls to practices and competitions, carrying equipment, making hotel reservations, worrying about budgets and taking care of business. I've been tapped to express the hopes, aspirations, fears and joy of what it took all moms and their progeny to get to Vancouver.
What am I going to say? I'm not quite sure.
What I do know is that I won't say what I wish I had said to all those reporters in Spokane. This is about the moms - and the dads, sisters, brothers and other family members. This is about honoring all those people who spent years of dedication for their athlete's 16 days on the world's largest stage. Exciting? Daunting? Yes. Am I up to the task? ABSOLUTELY!
Thirteen days and counting..