Its been another good weekend here. Just keeping up with life. We had two more good nights of ballgames. Thursday night was Dallas’ game. We won 8-6. Dallas if having fun being with friends and playing football. I do not mind at all.
Friday night was Dakotas game, however he was really upset cause he did not get to play because coach did not feel as though he has fully recovered. Even though we took him to the dr and he was cleared, they felt as though it was too early.Coach did not want to take a chance on him getting hurt again. I told him this was to be expected and to just be patient. He wanted to get back out there so bad. It was a tough battle but we came up short. We are 1-1 so far. I told Dakota to get his strength back and work hard and he will be back in, in no time. His buddy does not like playing his position and want him to come back. They have been working with him all week with heat therapy and neck exercises. He will slowly transition back into full pads at practice. I was a nervous wreck but in a way relieved. I would never tell my kids that I don’t want them to play but I was nervous. I don’t want to be selfish. I posted a post on face book and Ill share it with ya’ll.
I want to dedicate this post to the Boys of Fall for our Bobcats and Bethel Rebels. Yes I’m kind of partial to these two teams. You see as I anticipate each game I sit back and think of sacrifices that our boys make just to throw a ball around. We as spectators and parents do not understand why in the world these boys do what they do like playing through injuries, putting their bodies through all this physical stress, practicing in the heat, begging to get back out there, playing when their sick or not feeling good etc etc. I’ve come to realize it’s not about me and dad its all about them. This is their drive, their passion, their desire. I don’t understand why my kid wants to get back out knowing it could very well happen again. I very well know it can happen again but I know my kids strengths and their weakness’s. If they tell me they can do it and I see the determination in their eyes and I hear it in their voice, I swallow my fears and say OK you can do this. Go for it. If my kid gets hurt again and he says he can walk then by all means he has my permission to walk off that field Like a Boss. Call it a guy thing or what ever but deep down inside somewhere I do understand that feeling and determination. Go back to the time you ever faced something like that. Did you not have to prove it to yourself? And when you did you were proud no doubt. I feel so awful for the ones that have sustained injuries and can’t get back out there. My heart breaks for them. What I do admire is their spirit to still uplift and cheer on their team mates because they are also living this dream out through their team mates. I don’t know if y’all can feel it in the air or not but I can. I can sense a good year this year because of where we have come from. We have fought hard to get to this point and these boys have clawed their way there. Sheer determination and true grit. These boys have earned it and we have not been haughty or selfish to obtain it. These kids have got what it takes and EVERY kid needs that chance to prove it to themselves and their coaches. Every kid brings a talent and they want to show it. Win or loose these boys are going to still be Champions to me. They need the best support from us they can get and they need the best spirit and confidence boosters from our Cheerleaders. Next time you look your Bobcat or Rebel in the eyes, look deep and see the determination and passion. Put our selves aside. I’ve had to and I will tonight and the remaining season. I want to thank the coaches, their staff and the drs for taking care of our boys and having their safety as their priority. These boys are making memories they will remember the rest of their lives. I’ve always told my boys you can do whatever you want to do and be who you want to be just keep it legal. Lol. They have something to prove and I understand. You want to see the Hearts of some Champions… Well your looking at them. If you can’t make it to the Friday night games then tune into 105.5 on the radio and cheer them on from there. GO BOBCATS AND REBELS.
My big guys are out fishing this morning. Im glad my sweetheart gets to enjoy his new toy while hes home. We have alot of things were making up for cause being gone for 13 months was a long time. Plus Dakota loves fishing too as much as duck hunting. They are two peas in a pod. Dakotas girlfriend is finding this out. Good thing Im there to help her. lol.
Next we are going to have some made of Dallas with karate. She is awesome.
Well, I do have alot to do even though its Saturday. I have to put a beef roast on for supper and get ready for a wedding today of a friend.
Hope all goes well in your home today. God Bless.