Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Black Belt

Brook now has her First Degree black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. It has been a long hard journey to get to this point. In July 2004 she started her first class. Time goes by, test after test she slowly progresses. In the first year she goes from white to yellow, yellow to orange, to purple, green and finally blue. The blue was a hard one. That test she took with both of her arms encased in casts. Nothing was going to stop her. She had a goal. She joined the demo team, performed in talent shows at school. She performed in a national  kid's talent search. She has performed at the Riverbend and will once again go there this year and perform.  Last year just 2 weeks short of taking her finial test to get her black belt she broke yet another bone. This time she doubted if she would ever be able to make her goal. Friday she realized her goal.  It was a day of blood, sweat, tears and smiles. My sweet darling made it.

16 comments:

  1. riverdaughter196May 27, 2008 at 5:28 PM

    Congrats to Brook.  The video was very moving.  
    She is really growing up.  

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  2. Tears came to eyes watching that. It was awesome! I am so happy for her, I know you must be so proud!

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  3. Yea Brook, you did good. Congratulations! Paula

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  4. I remember when she broke the arm ... congrats miss black belt

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  5. You and Brook deserve to share the congratulations. Such a long and painful road it has been!

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  6. Congrats to Brook (and proud Grandmother)!  You worked hard and the hard work paid off.  :)

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  7. I know you are proud!  And Brook has learned she can presevere and obtain her goals!  -  Barbara

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  8. You have every right to be proud.

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  9. I amamazed at what that baby girl of yours has went through and still made it to the black belt! I am so proud of her and I know you are beyond words. She stayed with it during sickness and broken bones and she DID IT..She is a true champion!!!
    God bless,
    &
    love ya,
    carlene

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  10. ally123130585918May 28, 2008 at 4:30 AM

    Celeste Brook has done so well to get her Black Belt "Congratulations to her" ~ I just know how proud you must be ~ Ally x

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  11. Congrats to Brook!! Way to persevere!!!

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  12. Congrats to Brook!! That is quite an accomplishment. I but you are so proud of her.....Christine

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  13. Wow !! Congratulations Brook !! That is really an accomplishment !! I know how proud you must be . You did a great job making this video too. God Bless You all.

    Jctopaz55

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  14. Congrats to Brook! I know that is such an accomplishment. My son made it to green and then didn't want to do it any longer. But, the time he did do it taught him a LOT. Kids learn a lot from doing that kind of activity.
    Great video, too!
    Pam

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  15. Blood? There was blood? Congratulations to Brooke. As my former Tae Kwon Do instructor would say: "now the hard work begins."

    The transitions between pictures in the slideshow were really fast. Some of the pictures only stayed on the screen for about half a second, so I couldn't even see what they were.

    Came here via the blogplugs entry at Magic Smoke.
    -Paul
    http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/

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  16. Congrats to Brook - and to you too :-)

    xoxo

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