Go Sam!
Saturday March 06th 2010, 12:36 am
Filed under: Family

Okay, if I titled this “Driving the Belt-way” that might be too much of an insider joke from someone who grew up near DC and whose older daughter did an internship at NIH there.

We don’t own a TV. We do, clearly, have a computer.  I spent about three and a half hours today smiling wryly at the difference as every now and then the screen would go blank and I’d have to tap the keyboard or mouse, putting down my knitting a moment to keep the picture going.

It’s been a dozen years since some of my kids started tae kwon do lessons at the local Y, a gift to the community one night a week from a local fellow.  Sam was always the most serious about it.

Which is how, with the wonder of streaming, I came to watch my little girl break every single board on the first try with her foot or her fist, then bowing and being bowed to as they presented her with her own, for real, much-worked-towards black belt.

She did it!  Go Sam!

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Yay Sam!!! Congratulations!

Comment by Kelli 03.06.10 @ 3:20 am

Congratulations to Sam! And to her mother who is an excellent role model for perseverance.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.06.10 @ 7:00 am

Note to self: do not mess with Sam. Wears black belt.
(Do not mess with Alison either. Carries sharp, pointy sticks.)

Comment by LauraN 03.06.10 @ 7:42 am

Strong women raise strong kids.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 03.06.10 @ 8:01 am

That’s just awesome – both her accomplishment and that you were able to watch it!

Comment by Channon 03.06.10 @ 8:11 am

I agree with LauraN — no messin ’round with either of these gals.

But I can supply humor —

The teacher was delighted to find a beautiful bouquet of flowers awaiting her when she walked into the teachers’ lounge. But she was mystified by the card which read with love from a. c. credmire. That night she told her husband about that. Laughing, he said, “I sent those flowers. I told the florist to sign it ‘With love from a secret admirer’”

(more humor at my blog).

Comment by Don Meyer 03.06.10 @ 11:18 am

Oh, good for her! Well done, Sam!

(I’m a black belt in kenpo karate, and I know exactly how much work and how many hours of practice go into it.)

Comment by RobinH 03.06.10 @ 1:11 pm

Wow! I’m impressed… Congratulations to Sam!

Comment by Monica 03.06.10 @ 3:07 pm

Congratulations Sam!!!
(BTW,you can use your control panel to turn off the screen saver, and watch streaming videos without the interruptions)

Comment by Diana Troldahl 03.07.10 @ 10:45 am

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