Alright I think I can now start to talk about this without exploding. (seriously.....)
How amazing are all these women?!
Strong. Independent. Beautiful. Athletic. Just to name a few......
I cant tell you how fun it was to get all into the games with our neighbors, friends and families.
Each game Rand was positive that our closest neighbors would surely hear me yelling at my television.
Lula seemed to enjoy them as well.
Especially when I would start to yell out where to put the ball..... funny I know.
I have this little, tiny passion for soccer.
I am sure it has something to do with the fact that I played the sport for 18 years.
Regardless of my experience I felt as though I was in their position.
I felt the world weighting on my shoulders.
The pressure of the moment....
I am so happy that they did the best they could.
Honestly I still dont feel right about Japan winning.
Did they deserve it..... I cant really honestly give a nice answer to that.
Yes I know their country has been through a horrible disaster.
I get that.
But I dont really see why that played into them deserving to win anymore than the next team.
Our US women's team could have clenched the win multiple times.
That I am sure of.
They just couldn't finish.
Maybe it wasn't their time.
But maybe they needed to feel the sweetness of making it to the Finals since '99.
I feel in times of disappointment I become more motivated then ever to achieve that goal.
I know they feel similar.
They were so close to tasting that sweet victory once again.
Only to have it slip through their fingers on a "stupid" goal.
The motivation on the younger generation watching those moments is now prominent.
Those girls who saw these amazing women compete, who want to emulate them in anyway possible.
That motivation to achieve is unstoppable.
I cant wait for the summer Olympics in London 2012.
We will be stronger, we are stronger having gone through this.
We will come back fighting. Its the American way.
Ladies thank you for your example to girls all over the world.
Thank you for your efforts, sweat, blood and tears shed.
You will get there. And when you do we will all be supporting you in every moment of bliss.
Remember how you felt in this moment. Its your motivation to get there, to clench the thirst for the victory.