This was such a sweet moment, I thought I'd share. My daughter has struggled with an injury and NUMEROUS fears since she started training for level 5. She has not been able to kip (ever) despite being "close" for months. At our first meet last week, she did her first ever kip while competing. As soon as she made it, her entire team (coaches too) and all the parents in the stands began to jump and shout and cheer. She finished her routine (she barely remembered what to do once she reached the high bar) with a HUGE smile! When she came off of the floor, her teammates were hugging her, picking her up, passing her around, etc. It was the last event of the day, and when the girls came out to see their parents, they all ran up and announced that DD made her kip. None of the girls were thinking of their own great moments or performances. DD made the high bar kip also this week, and it was a near replay of last week. I have the most beautiful photos of her surrounded by her teammates in a group hug. How lucky is she to have such a supportive and sweet group of girls? With all of the negative stories we hear about competitive girls...this still gives me goosebumps.