I LOVE the Olympics. And I LOVE to watch tennis. We don't have TV, and I don't watch sports much at all anymore, but getting to watch tennis in the olympics is incredible to me. Then add a story like this and very good friends who are Puerto Ricans, and I was absolutely smitten.
No Puerto Rican woman had ever won a medal in the olympics. And no Puerto Rican male or female has ever won a gold! So to see a Puerto Rican woman win a gold medal was absolutely amazing.
CONGRATS MONICA PUIG!!!!!!!!!
Even better, check out my friends Yamil and Patty (and their little cutie pie Troy) watching the last point. This is the first time they have ever heard their National Anthem being played at the Olympics. How amazing is that?!
And here is me showing my excitement:
I "watched" the whole match on the computer with Patty via text. We chatted through the whole match as if we were in the same living room together. It was SOOOOOO fun!
I am giddy and proud to be a Puerto Rican. Okay. Maybe not. But still. I'm proud to be friends with Peurto Ricans tonight.