Tomorrow my parents are leading the lion’s share of their progeny on an adventure to witness something pretty special. Gen (also known as Viva Michelle, aka Wrex) is skating her final weekend with her beloved Los Angeles Derby Dolls. An accomplished and celebrated skater, an All-Star with the “Ri-Ettes” in fact, she is finally retiring, and I already have all the feels for her.
I remember when she first tried out, when she appeared in a television show, and when we watched her live on an internet feed.
She is so strong and confident, both in mind and body. It’s crazy how much I look up to her, although she is my “little” sister.
How fun to think about all the women she has mentored over time, as a Derby Doll, and how much more she might do after retirement.
Ahhhh Seattle!! I am so excited to be there!! To see her in the flesh with her teammates, kicking so much ass and doing what she does. And I am excited to spend some undivided time with my family, too. This should be pretty a pretty memorable few days.
Much more to say. But I have to “jam” up these quick posts once in a while or I will never blog. I promise to share more on Instagram, too. Please follow our crazy family adventure!!
“Jam” is a derby term.
We love you so much, Wrex!!
See you soon!