The True Prize

I must admit, my heart dropped to my shoes as the realization dawned on me that my oldest son would be competing in the high jump.  There were two major factors leading up to this thundering heart-drop.  First of all, he had never attempted the high jump in all of his thirteen years, and secondly,

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The Trials and Tribulations of Tryouts

As I shared in an earlier post, my oldest son has started middle school. You can read it here:  Beyond Middle School It has been a learning experience for all of us. Now that he is safely into his second grading period, he is settling in nicely.  He has mastered his school’s complicated rotating schedule

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Play Ball?

My boys were finishing up their flag football season and we had arrived early to the fields for their last games.  We set up our chairs on the sidelines of a U15 game that was still in progress.  We weren’t prepared for the intensity of the competition on the fields and on the sidelines.  The

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