Miserably, I watch my friends practise splits on the floor and flip on the trampoline excitedly. I feel proud and happy for them but I am desperate to join in and do gymnastics with them, that’s what I used to do. I feel like I will never be able to do gymnastics again. I miss my friends, I miss my gymnastics and I miss my passion. I really want my passion back.
My friends beg me to join them and do gymnastics. Sadly I nod my head no, I tell them I’m not dressed properly, I’ve only got my boring old clothes on. But really it’s just an excuse. The real problem is that I’m scared, afraid, nervous. What about? About how I can be my old self with my new leg.
It is a lovely day outside. During the day my friend comes unexpectedly to me and she gives me the most beautiful, leotard. It is the most sparkly, glittery and shiny leotard I’ve ever seen. I am so happy, I am as happy as a dog going for a walk in the park. I can’t believe my eyes! The leotard is making me feel like the happiest girl in the world. MY HEAD is EXPLODING with HAPPINESS like it has never before. I LOVE IT. I am so thankful. I am so spoilt. I am so glad. I can’t wait to try it on.
Rush, rush! I hurry to my room. I just can’t wait to try it on. I appear so sparkly, special and it makes me look like a star. I feel like a professional. I am eager to try it out. For a bar I use my swing set. A bench seat makes the perfect vault. For a beam I find tape and make a straight line across the hard, squared bare carpet. I practise, practise, practise until mum calls me for dinner. I feel so right!
YAY! I am so excited today! I am going to gymnastics to show everyone, what I am capable of doing. I arrive looking fabulous, elegant and glittery. The trampoline is begging for me to jump. It is my favourite apparatus. My friends are so impressed. I’ve got my passion back!
Who would believe that a leotard could change my whole existence!