Today was a hard show for me. I was tired all morning but I can't complain because staying up to see the U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team win the gold was well worth it.

The Olympics are special there is no doubt about that. There is something about the purity of the sports, the competition and rooting for the good ole U.S.A.  That and some of the personal stories of the athletes and the teams keep compelling you to tune in. This is what I have found to be the case in my house anyway.

Last night it was worth it. I watched 5 very young girls show courage, athleticism, poise and pride on their way to winning the Gold Medal. They did so well they not only won, they did it by the highest margin since 1954.

I have to admit, I cried. I felt a great sense of pride in those girls and more so in every young girl in America today. Even in these modern times the roll of women in different societies is very different. While many countries still believe that women hold a secondary role in their cultures, and children are pushed hard to perform and excel in things that they just do not have the heart to do. Ours is a culture of freedom and free will. Yes, we push our kids but in the end they decide what they want to do, what they love, and how much time and effort they will commit to it. We let them choose, and live and play. We encourage them to find themselves. We honor their minds and believe that with a true love for who you are and what you want, any one of us, regardless of sex, class, or color can reach our dreams.

These 5 young girls proved, once again, that we must be doing something right!

Great Job, and God Bless the U.S.A.