This is Asher. He's six. He hangs from every door-jamb in our house. He literally jumps and moves, whenever possible, all day long. If you know him, you know this is not an exaggeration.
So.... a few weeks ago when I happened to run in to two of the most amazing American Ninja Warrior stars ever, I could not contain my excitement. I immediately ensured a pic for my boys.
And then this video message... from the sweetest (and toughest) ninjas ever!
Whaaaat??? Asher and Jackson could not believe their luck. "Will we see them at Tempest?" they asked. Tempest is a Ninja training center, kinda near where we live, actually, not really. But we just started taking them there to work on their Ninja moves and now Brent teases that they might see them one day! NO WAY!!!
So on this magical day and to keep with the Ninja theme, we head on over to Tempest. All the while, the boys asking if they will be seeing Brent and Kacy. (Brent, they took what you said literally, 6 and 7 year old boys tend to do that)
We get to the gym, the boys filled with excitement and I walk them over to their class. But then, another dream comes true. The boys cannot believe their eyes. In fact, I have to shake them out of their surprise. Standing in front of them is....
Yep, that's the one and only Flip Rodriguez! One of the best and well known American Ninja warriors. And for the next hour, the dream is a reality, training with Flip! This is meaningful... during last year's American Ninja warrior competition when Flip fell into the water, Asher cried. Asher and Jackson love these guys.
So to all you remarkably talented athletes, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Your strength, kindness and passion is unique. You all are heros I'm happy to have my kids look up to!
Congrats on a great season Brent, Kacy and Flip!