This has not been the easiest of seasons for Emma. It began with back issues that plagued her for about a month. After therapy things were back on track for her. As always, Emma seems to peak at the right meet. She steadily improved her AA at each meet. Little by little she has been working toward her goal.
On Saturday Emma competed at the South State level 4 meet. Emma had a solid performance, but nothing outstanding. There were no "wow" moments in any of her routines. She finished 4th on bars and 8th, 10th, and 11th on the other events. I knew she had to finish in the top 9 to qualify for the state meet. I was beyond nervous for her and just prayed her bar scored pulled up her AA.
|on the beam|
|Emma and her coach|
The state meet is in two weeks! I plan to regularly encourage Emma to give it her all....to be brave and to forget about failure....to just be strong and fearless.