Lest you think our family is obsessed with all things martial arts, I wanted to share something else we are involved in.
|(Trent, my 112 lb. 9th grade wrestler with the yellow shoes)
When our first son was about two years old, he used to put all of his stuffed animals in a pile and run around them yelling, "two points! two points."
|(Trent and Tyler. Brothers talking strategy)
Well, twenty-three years and four sons later, wrestling continues to play a big part in our lives. All of our sons have been quite successful in the sport.
|Jace and Trent who took 5th in State!!
We just finished the official wrestling season last week. We spent two days at the Utah 4A State tournament cheering for our high school team and supporting my freshman son.
I feel so blessed to have been able to watch most of Trent's matches this year. I've missed so many of them over the past two years. Even if I don't understand all the moves and rules, and the seats get uncomfortable and the crowd gets so noisy, there is nothing better than being able to watch your child work and struggle and wrestle after paying the price in practice for weeks and months.
Wrestling is a lot like life. It's tough! We all need a lot of practice. Sooner or later we will be out on that mat by ourselves facing challenges and fighting to come out on top. Somethings we must face alone. We all must be prepared to face our opponents or situations and sometimes we must do it by ourselves; One on one against the opposition or problem. However, through the easy or the hard it is good to know there are family or fans cheering us on from the sidelines.
I hope my sons and my daughters will know and understand that no matter what comes in their lives, I will be there cheering them on from the sidelines and enjoying my involvement in their lives.
Oh, and about me. I go to Huntsman for tests this week. Labs, an MRI, and another biopsy. Fun. Wish me Luck and may all my numbers be good.