Why continue to help? Heather’s son hasn’t been in gymnastics for two years, Lynn’s sons graduated 10 years ago, and Susan’s son quit just this year. Yet these women continue to give. They organize and store the uniforms, they collect the meet forms, they manage the money, they get the coaches gifts, they bake the cookies, they order the banners, they make sure the judges are fed, they register the athletes, they make sure the coaches have drinks, they encourage the kids, and they mop up after you and I have long left. These women continue to give because that is who they are. Of course they help, they are helpers, they always have been. They just needed an opportunity. Thankfully, they chose to accept.

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