I am so incredibly proud of my son.
Here I was thinking I’d be the person who’d teach my kids so much about life. It turns out that they are really the ones who are teaching me about life on a regular basis. Today my son showed me just how important it is to hold your head up high and be YOU.
Last week my son had a really rough soccer practice. When I arrived to pick him up, he ran to the car visibly upset. A couple of the teammates were bullying him. Calling him by a not so nice nickname, and basically letting him know all of the things he’s doing wrong when playing soccer.
Today, this amazing boy of mine, got out of the car for soccer practice with his head held high and a smile on his face.
Of course, being the overly protective mom, I stayed in my car for the entire practice. I watched him play soccer. Tonight it was different because he was playing for him. The way he played showed how much he was enjoying himself and how much he wasn’t going to let those boys win or take his joy away.
What an eye opener. As an adult, I catch myself constantly playing the comparison game instead of focusing on the blessings in my life. This sweet boy of mine reminded me to not only embrace who I am, but to celebrate it.