I read the title of the article and just had to click on it.
I am so glad that Momma Biles indeed felt safe to express herself about her daughter’s break, sabbatical, temporary journey without gymnastics. It was indeed a “fun exchange” between her and her mother/grandmother.
However, I felt led to say a prayer for Simone Biles and Momma Biles.
I believe Simone took a break to not only give her body a rest but for her mental health also. And I am glad she did this for herself.
This space of time will allow her several things. One, it gives her the time to refresh and heal her body. I am no gymnasts but I am sure their bodies go through a lot.
Two, this break will give her the time to practice self-care at a certain rhythm. Self-care at the rhythm or pace she needs and desires. And not just self-care physically but emotionally and mentally.
Three, she is young and this time off can help her to also figure out what she wants the next season in her life to look like. It is her destiny or purpose to be a gymnast but I believe we as humans can only see a small picture of things as God sees the bigger picture, and He has far greater than what we can ever imagine. God has more for her to do and be. Let her explore those things as God leads her so she can fulfill her full destiny.
And listen ladies or gents, it is never too late to find or create space to discover yourself and the rest of the pieces to your destiny. You may need to create space just to rest up and get some things in order. So, it doesn’t matter how old you are. If you need a pause, do so and with purpose.
As for Momma Biles, I pray she realizes that although Simone is a part of her destiny or purpose, God has more for her also. This is a great time for her too to explore how she wants the next season of her life to look. Rest Momma Biles, also. All of us need periods of time where we rest, allow God to restore us and refresh us. Find some new things you like to do and see old things you put down that you like to do. Know that God is the source to your destiny and the source to your fulfillment. And keep an eye out for the Lord sending you more young ladies to inspire and motivate towards greatness. But in the meantime, allow your child to discover herself, heal, grow, and prepare for the next season (not that you are not).
Take one day at a time,