Watching Natalie Hawkins, Gabby’s mom, last night, my heart just gushed. As a mother, I can only imagine what it’s like to watch your child become the best in their field. The pride in seeing your child reach that accomplishment would be enough for you to brim over with tears. However, knowing the sacrifices she’d made so her daughter was able to participate in such an expensive sport made me cry with her. So often we get caught up in the pain of sacrifice, not realizing if we just keep going it will all soon be worth it.
Check out Gabby’s mother story below:


You can also view Good Morning America’s interview with Gabby’s mother and Missy Parton, her host mother, here.


Dominique Dawes Sobs Talking about Gabby’s Win: