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Gabrielle Douglas (pictured here with her Iowa family) says, "My mom and my siblings came to Iowa to celebrate Christmas with me. It went by so fast and they were ready to go home and pack up and leave and I was wanting to go home. I hadn’t been home for a while. I wanted to quit and leave the sport just because I was homesick."