Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A Thank You Note To Our Son

The Cinderella season for our son's football season came to a close last night.  My wife and I were in the stands last night watching our son's team battle an undefeated team.  For two quarters the game was scoreless.  His team fought the hard fight.  Final score, 14-0.  It was a tough loss.  This team believed they could win it all.  They were stopped in round two of the playoffs.

This message is for my son.  Anyone who has ever been in his shoes is welcome to read on...

Dear son,

Your mom and I are so proud of you.  You and your team-mates had a dream.  Every morning you went out on the practice field and lived that dream.  You practiced until there was nothing left inside of you and you left everything on the field.  You may think your dream ended last night when time expired on the clock.  I disagree.  Here's why:
  1. Your football season may be over but a new season is just beginning.  Everything you learned on the football field will prepare you for your next season.  Just like football, life has quarters.
  2. Your next season starts right now.  Your wrestling team-mates will be eagerly awaiting all the football players who will be joining them in the next several days.  It's time to dream new dreams with them while still carrying the memories of this amazing football season you just completed.
  3. The game clock of your life is still in the early quarters.  There is so much for you to look forward to.  One of the best experiences you will ever have is when you have a family of your own and you get to be in the stands supporting your children.  That's what you have given your mother and me, an opportunity to cheer for you in all your endeavors.  Thank you for that.
Hold your head up high, son.  Your team dreamed big.  You will have those memories for the rest of your life.  Way to go!



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