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Collin's Kids

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.

Here’s to feeling comfortable in your skin, being joyful, and living life for you!  <3

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  1. v

    Takes courage to work thru things. Being a leader instead of a follower is a strong quality. Putting on the tough skin armor seals the deal.
    Good for him.

  2. Crystal

    Awesome kid you have there! Great job, Mom!

  3. Cindy

    What an amazing, strong, beautiful (inside and out) young man. I learned a lesson from him today too. 🙂

  4. tipaye

    (((LOVE))) x a million!!! 🙂

  5. Cindy

    A direct reflection of how he was raised. Great job! Be proud!

  6. Debby

    You have every right to be proud of him! It is not easy to do what he did. Way to go!!!!! Don’t let anyone ever put you down. Remember that their life at home may not be as good as yours.

  7. Manuela

    Way to go!! isn’t it sad though how much we let others dictate our life how mean people can be and bash each other down rather than lift each other up and help and support.. All we try these days is to be better than the other and smile when they fail. Its horrible and we show and teach this our children.. My son is 5 and came home last week from school telling me that other kids laughed about his backpack and that he wanted a different one. I had to explain to him that he doesn’t have to impress anyone and that he can wear/ take whatever backpack he wants because it is his! I try to constantly tell my children that you don’t bash or bully or make fun of others!

  8. Wonder Woman

    Where is the LOVE button??!!

  9. karin

    What an awesome life lesson for us all. You have a brave and courageous son who at his young age has learned that letting them beat you down means they win. Showing up the next day with a great attitude shows them that he wins!

  10. Priscilla

    So true! My three kids teach me so much about life on a daily basis. Thanks for sharing! He is a direct reflection of the strength and uniqueness he sees at home within your family!

  11. Nancy

    Being a mom is so difficult (my middle child is 20 today)and we hope that we raise them with all the tools they need to handle a situation like this. Sometimes it works and sometimes, they show the parents that they already have the tools. Maybe we need to borrow those tools every once in a while? Great job Parenting, he just proved to you that you gave him all the tools he needed!

  12. Sue

    I would have done the same thing, sit in my car during the whole game to make sure your son is not bullied. Too much of this goes on. I had the same things with my kids growing up and I was the one who had to put a stop to the bullying because it didn’t quit and eventually I went to their parents and on one occasion almost got into a physical fight with one of the mothers but she backed down, I think she knew better because I was so angry. I get really tired of parents who allow their kids to bully but until you come face to face with them (the parents), then they don’t like it. Hope yours won’t go as far as mine had too. Good luck!

  13. Dawn Hoke

    You are more responsible for his reaction than you know! Way to go, Collin! 🙂

  14. carrie

    So sweet, thanks for sharing!

  15. Denise

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! You & your beautiful family are an inspiration! Continued blessings! 😉

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