Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Weekend Warrior ...

So this is part of what our family did this weekend ... watched the oldest son play high school football in the 19th annual President's Bowl. This is D as his name was read as part of the starting line up... pointing to the crowd before heading down the row/tunnel of his teammates. We are immensely proud of him and all of the hard work he has put in over the years.

My aunt had sent out the roundup-call via email -- so there were plenty of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends on hand to cheer him on. :) (I don't think any of them read this blog, but if they should happen to stumble upon this post, here's a big THANKS to all of you very special people!)

One of our dear friends, "Rem", who is nearly part of the family (thanks to my cousin Amy), sent a text prior to the game and asked that I forward it on to D. I swear, as goofy as this sounds, it nearly brought me to tears. (and I do not cry...) Rem is a soft spoken, bear of a man who played football on a collegiate level and ranks quite high on our son's scale of what a man should be. His opinions and advice are important to D, more so than anything I could ever say... and probably even his dad. Here's the text ... I think it's those last few lines that nearly got me:

"Please forward to D: D, play hard & fundamentally. Finish your blocks. Watch the ball all the way into your hands. Run your patterns perfectly. Fundamentals will help you win. I am very proud of you. I will be there tonight. Play hard every play."


  1. THIS family member reads your blog!! And... I wish I could have been there, too! Mom said the game was a blast - super close! I hope he had lots of fun!

    Love and miss you! :D Jackie

    **You can't hide from family! Nice try! :o)**

  2. hee hee! I had no idea. :) It was so sweet of your mom and dad to go to the game!! It meant a lot to Dalton. (and me too!)

    We miss you too! Give Nick and Basil hugs from me.

  3. Wow. Dalton is so big. The last time I saw him was at the wedding. And what Rem had you forward to him could go into a book about how to live life. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Can't get over how tall Dalton is...

  4. My gosh, even I got the chills just reading that! It's funny, my whole life I have absolutely loved football. Everything about it. I grew up in a football-loving family and it is ingrained in me. The movie Rudy gets me every single time...a puddle of tears!

    PS: I hope you have a fabulous bday today:)

  5. That is such a sweet text message. Life is so much better when you have such great people in it :)