Friday, June 3, 2011

orange belt

It is rare that I get to go and watch Van at Tae Kwon Do.  This week has been different as we juggle our schedule, and that meant I got to go to Van's belt testing.

It is such a proud moment when you watch your child achieve. 
I remember when Van first started Tae Kwon Do some 3 years ago, Paul and I sat in the back of the room thinking, what are we doing to her!?  She was not coordinated, not confident, and totally unsure of herself.
Wednesday I sat in the back of the room trying to hold back tears as she stood all by herself in the middle of the room...holding her own, being congratulated by the older boys, and breaking records.  Van is well known for being able to hold a 6 minute leg lift.  {I tried to hold a leg lift, I couldn't even last 10 seconds!}
Congratulations Van for getting your orange belt.  You deserve it.

9 comments:

Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

Look at that high kick! That's impressive. Congrats Van!

Tiffany said...

Way to go Van!! That is awesome!!

-nick and whitley- said...

Great job Van!!! :)

Lindsay said...

Wow, she is so talented!!! That's awesome!

Emily said...

That is awesome! Congrats, Van!!!

Jerilee E. said...

What a tough little chick! Too cool.

Jenni and Chad Stewart said...

She's so cute. NOBODY better mess with her!

Jones - Keeping Up With M.O.M. said...

Whoa! She's fierce! Check out that bad A kick! lol Yay Van!

jayni & ben said...

Go Van go!!!!