Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Better late then never

Remember that scene from Sleepless in Seattle when Meg Ryan wants to write the letter to Sam and she starts it out, "I have never written a letter like this before in my life!" and then her friend says, "Everyone starts out their letters to strangers like that."

Well, I wrote a letter like that today.

I wrote in my 100 things post about my gymnastics coach Jack. Well, I've been thinking a lot about that time in my life lately with the Olympics being on. Nastia Luikin reminds me of me. Not that I was ever, ever, EVER that good. Not that I would have been that good. But her high forhead, her long legs, her body type reminds me that I looked like that for a brief time (I still have the forehead, thank you very much.) So today, I googled Jack and found his gym in Arizona.

I found an email address. And I emailed him.

It was totally dorky. I put everything I could think that I would want to say to him in that email. I don't know if he will get it, but some of the things that I said have been bumping around in my brain for almost 20 years. I figured since I the opportunity, as sappy and dorky and whatever all else it may be, I should put it all in and send it off and not carry it around anymore. I even apologized for the whole ankle wrapping thing (blogiversary, #10.) He probably won't read it. It's even more likely that he'll never respond, because why would he ever remember me? But I knew I had the chance, so I took it.

It felt awesome. Nothing like getting a 20-year-old overdue thank-you card in the mail. I can cross that one off my list.


Amy Sorensen said...

That is AWESOME!!! I'm glad you did it. And I am hoping he responds...you'll have to let me know!

Jeff and Kayci Bitton said...

Good for you! I have done that before. I agree with amy, you'll have to let us know if he responds:) It was so fun to see you by the way! Love you!