I have waited my entire life to take this picture! The idea of passing on one of my greatest passions to my children and watching them enjoy it as much as I do has flooded my mind for a VERY long time.
So you can imagine how excited I was to sign up my 4yr old for a week long soccer camp, how tears ran down my face at the joy of seeing this little guy all geared up - his excitement when we got there...
Then I realized maybe we should have signed him up for football. He kinda liked it the first day, then a little less the second day
By day three I could barley get him to participate. My parent's were even there to help out and watch their budding World Cup player.....and we all struggled with it! I think I especially struggled b/c Stephen is such and energetic active little guy and to watch him walk off the pitch and come sit down with me and refuse to play was very hard!
I did everything I could to hold back the inner athlete that wanted nothing more than to say "suck it up little guys, get out there and work hard!" But then I realized he was only 4!!!! I realized that this might not be his thing, or that it was WAY to much for him, and I needed to not be "that mama" that pushed things on him!!!
As my father reminded me, when my big brother was 4 or 5 he would hide matchbox cars in his soccer uniform and pull them out in the middle of a game and play cars on the pitch! LOL I can so see this happening. So Alan and I are holding back that inner coach, telling ourselves it doesn't matter what he is passionate about - just that we pray he finds something he is and we will support that!