Friday, February 26, 2010

Grace


Joannie Rochette, you are the epitome of grace under pressure.

I can't imagine what she is enduring right now, having lost her mother at the Olympic Games and to be able to compose herself enough to not only skate, but to medal in the process. It's amazing. But, knowing the dedication of these athletes, and the parents who stand behind them, I'm sure in the end she was determined to forge ahead. God bless her and her family. I'm sure Mrs. Rochette was watching proudly from above.

Last night's shopping event at The Peppermint Palm was such fun! Yes, I broke the bank, but there are so many cute styles out right now! I couldn't resist the sweetest shift for my daughter that features a horse/Derby theme. The owner of the store told me that Carson Kressley worked with LP to design a line of equestrian-themed patterns (as mentioned on the Lilly Pulitzer's intern blog). The Peppermint Palm is trying to get Carson to appear at an in-house event featuring his new line. It may be at their Lexington store (Carson rides and is big into horses). If it happens, I may have to take Miss E. in her dress and get a photo.

How glad is everyone that it's Friday? Shew, I am. The kitchen renovation is going great, though, so I'll snap some pics this weekend and share them with you soon. Have a great weekend!
Image courtesy of NBC

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Did you watch her skate the other night with her dad in the audience? He had tears streaming. I couldn't help but get teary eyed myself. I imagaine her momma is looking down at her smiling.

bevysblog said...

I must for the only person out there who is not into the Olympics. But this story is very touching...

myletterstoemily said...

she was the epitome of grace under fire.

lovely skater with a deep heartache.

Trish said...

She was absolutely lovely in every way. What a brave little young lady. Glad you had a blast at your Lilly shopping event! And happy for you that your kitchen renovations are going well! Have a happy and relaxing weekend xo

Main Line Sportsman said...

This type of story is why I love the Olympics...

Karena said...

So much style and maturity for the happenings & loss in her life. What a tribute to her mother. The skating is my favorite part of the Winter Games, the costumes are inspiring new paintings!

Karena

ADG said...

LFG and I watched her again last night. My nine year old mentioned to me..."dad, you know her mother passed away this week" ...amazing strength-depth of character. Just sublime.

Haven and Home said...

Perfect title for such a brave athlete.