Saturday, October 22, 2011

I did it!




I cried when Master Clements tied the belt around my waist. I think one of the best feelings in the world is when you surprise yourself with your own tenacity, when you do something that you never really thought you could do. Thank you all for supporting me on my Black Belt journey.

And my UKE was wearing his double pot holder from the time he opened it until the time I left the gym. I think he liked his gift.

24 comments:

Nicole Morris said...

Wow Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment.

A.J. Dub. said...

Woohoo! That is so awsome! Congratulations Erin - I'm a black belt in karate - Hutchinson!!!

Char said...

Congratulations Erin - I'm a black belt in karate - Hutchinson!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations! A Black Belt represents so much hard work, training, perserverance and discipline. Boo-yah!

Jennifer Gail said...

Yay for you!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful job!! My son just had to switch from Taekwondo to Karate because of our move to CA from WA. They let him keep his belt rank and he's got to learn the kadas up to that point. He's hoping to get his black belt before we move again so he doesn't have to start another form over.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

CONGRATS!!!!!! Fantastic!!! I bailed out at red belt! you amazing to follow through! wahooo! don't mess with you! ;-)

Riel Nason said...

CONGRATULATIONS Erin !!!! :-) !!!

Christina said...

Hooray! What a strong lady you are!

Debbie said...

Way to go! Congrats!

Stray Stitches said...

Congratulations! I knew you would succeed!!!!

Sallie said...

Congratulations!

Rie said...

Awesome! Congrats to you, now.. maybe you could add a little patchwork to it.... :)

Debbie said...

congratulations on your black belt!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations!

Janet said...

Congratulations! We knew you could.....

quiltfool said...

Way to go Erin. No better example can be set for your kids than enjoying your own accomplishments as well as theirs. I look forward to seeing your next email, signed Erin the black belt Hutchinson. Lane

bernie said...

Sending BIG happy congrats your way - Bernie

quiltzyx said...

WOOOOoooOoooOooOOOOoooHOOOOOOooooOOO!!!!! Congrats Erin-the-black-belt! :D

Julie Fukuda said...

That's great! I never doubted you'd make it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Erin!
Debbie R.

Barb said...

That is awesome!!

Judi said...

Fabulous news! I had to load Chrome to be able to comment.

Barb H said...

Wonderful news, Erin! You've worked so hard to get your black belt--and you did it!!!! Congratulations