@judoinside had tweeted
Today in 1984 in Vienna
It's funny, at the time, winning seemed like the most important thing in the world. Don't get me wrong - it was great and worth everything I had to do to get there - but life goes on. As Wendy said to Peter Pan when he came back for her - "I'm ever so much more than twenty now."
It just served to remind me again that the world is big and time is long. What seems like the only thing in the world at one point is going to be just a fond memory years from now.
If you made mistakes, learn from them, and move on. If you had successes, learn from those and move on, too.
I think it is great that I didn't remember what I was doing 29 years ago because I was too absorbed in what I was doing today. Life has gone on in a happy way. Not only am I Ronda's mother, but my youngest daughter, Julia, was home for three days so we had to do important things like go to the Farmer's Market, sit outside at a nice French cafe and have brunch, shop at Bloomingdale's with Dad's credit card.
When we're young and competing, it's easy to think that winning (or losing) at the world championships is going to be the best (or worst) day of our lives.
We ought to have the wisdom of my little granddaughter, who, when we went to Disneyland this year kept saying,
This is the best day of my life - so far!