I missed watching it live last night but I certainly heard about it all over the news this morning. I just re-watched it on tv just now and I'm am just a hot mess in tears over Joann.ie Roch.ette's performance during the Women's Short Program last night.
For those of you that don't know, Joan.nie Ro.chette is one of Canada's favourite skaters. Just a few days ago, this past Sunday, her parents arrived in Vancouver from Montreal to watch their daughter skate in the Olympics, but sadly and suddenly, her mother passed away shortly after arriving.
She didn't have to skate. She didn't owe anyone anything. But she did it for her Mom and you can tell when you watch the performance that her Mom was watching over her last night. If you get a chance you should check out her performance online. It is truly inspiring and heartfelt, and I think one of the most memorable performances you will ever see this Olympic Winter Games.
I pray that God will be watching over her and her family as she finishes up her olympic skate tomorrow night - what a strong woman!