Harrison has been captivated by the Olympics. He cheers "USA" with every race, match, preliminary, and round. It didn't take long for him to be swept away.
He has an admiration for the athletes' hard work, determination, and drive to win gold. Even at 3 years old he understands the dedication it took for these Olympians to earn a spot in the podium and he has made it clear he wants to work hard to be there one day.
I love watching him already start dreaming of an Olympic future. I remember wishing I was on the gymnastics team when the "Magnificent Seven" took gold in Atlanta, and now my son is longing for his place on the American team.
So far he hasn't narrowed the field down to any one sport he's like to pursue. Swimming has been a huge contender, but we'll see where his interests lie as he gets older.
In the meantime, we hold our own nightly medal ceremonies. Harrison will proudly cross his heart as our National Anthem plays and finger his "gold" medal proudly.
I don't know if the future holds any Olympic medals, though I will proudly be at every game supporting him if that's what God has in store. But our goal is to first establish in his heart the eternal prize we should be in training for and the rewards waiting for us that will not fade away.
All who take part in the games train hard. They do it to get a crown that will not last. But we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:25