Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anything is possible

Last Wednesday was possibly one of the best days ever!  It was my 20th wedding anniversary (WOOHOO!!  We did it honey, and here’s to many, many more).  It’s not often you have a spouse that completely and utterly supports your love affair with jiu jitsu.  Not only did I celebrate 20 years of marriage, but I got my blue belt.  You heard me right…Mrs. Ibarra finally got her blue belt (it only took me 27 months).  I was honestly beginning to think I would be the oldest living white belt alive.  Coach took me completely by surprise.  It was a surreal moment...hearing my name called and seeing coach holding that blue belt....shaking and fumbling and crying a little bit.  But I am honored and happy and excited and thrilled and a little nervous.  Tonight I will tie that new blue belt around my waist for the first time and train.  The journey continues...


  1. Congratulations, Debra, I'm so happy for you!

  2. Congratulations! Took me a little longer. We must be naturals! Good luck with your continuing BJJ journey.

  3. This is great news! Congratulations--both on your belt and your 20 years of marriage. Both huge achievements. : )