I love being a mom. It is the hardest and most rewarding job I have ever held and I wouldn’t want to change one bit of it. Motherhood has been a dream come true for me. I struggled for over 5 years to become a mom and it’s made me appreciate even more the blessings that come with being a mother. I remember when the nurses placed my daughter in my arms for the first time and thinking to myself, wow, I’m responsible for this precious little being. I still am in awe most days, that I’m a mother and that I have been given this wonderful opportunity and responsibility. I want to make sure my kiddos know that whatever they choose to do in life, I will be there supporting them and making sure their dreams come true.
Olympic Season is upon us and as I watch my kiddos get excited about the Olympics, I can’t help to dream and think maybe one day they could be part of it. I couldn’t help but get a little teary eyed, watching some of the commercials from the Thank You, Mom by P&G Campaign. The Campaign thanks moms for all of their hard work behind the scenes, that work hard to make their children’s dreams become a reality. I like to think that behind every successful athlete there is a great mother that has been supportive and making sure that their child could achieve their dreams.
Last week, I had the opportunity to speak to an Olympian’s mother, Ondina Lopez, that is making her children’s dreams come true. Not only does she have one child headed to the 2012 Olympic hopefuls,she has two! Steven and Diana Lopez are both London 2012 Olympic Games hopefuls in Taekwondo
Ondina has always supported her children in their pursuit of Taekwondo. The kids used to practice in the garage, and during the winter she would run the dryer when they were practicing to help warm the garage, and would bring them ice and water during the summer.
Crest & Oral-B Complete help give Taekwondo fighter Steven López the confidence to show off his healthy, winning smile. López, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist will be competing in the 80kg division at this year’s Games. Crest & Oral-B Complete have also partnered with Steven’s mother, Ondina López, to highlight the importance mom’s support can play in an athlete’s success.
Ondina Taking Care of the Kids
To learn more about P&G’s Thank You Mom Campaign and the Oral Care Olympic Games Campaign head here.