(Dedicated to the not-so-little men in my life.)
I see you try your hardest. I see you shine even when things don’t go your way. When your character is truly tested.
It’s easy to be a leader when everything comes easily. The true test is how you react to adversity.
You didn’t ask to have an overly competitive mom. A mom who doesn’t sugar coat. A mom who will tell you all the ways you can improve.
You say you know how proud I am of you, but do you really?
Yes I am proud of your physical abilities, but I am absolutely floored by your mental toughness.
You won’t always make the right decisions; in fact, you will make some pretty bad ones. But you will know when you’re wrong.
That’s all I can ask for.
To have the capacity to realize those moments when you should stop in your tracks and flip a 180.
This crazy life is much like the games you play.
There will be winners, losers, cheaters, heroes, and those who are content to sit on the sidelines watching the action unfold.
You will be admired by some, and will watch others hoping to glean a bit of their wisdom and talent.
Be humble in all you do. Because greatness is but a fleeting memory.
Reinvent yourself. Surprise not only the people you are trying to impress, but also those you may never know are watching you.
Trophies will tarnish.
My pride for you will not.
I assumed the days of summer would be a special chapter in your young lives. What I didn’t anticipate was how meaningful this time would be for me and your dad too.
Thanks for letting us come along for the ride.
Created by Heidi Woodard