Today’s post isn’t written as Alecia, the homeschool Coach, but as Alecia–mom. I hope you don’t mind me sharing my heart with you this week.
My oldest son and I just spent the weekend together, just the two of us. I took him to an event where basketball players aspiring to play in college were able to showcase their skills in front of college coaches. It was a great opportunity and yet a very difficult environment to really show coaches your best. Why? Because everyone else was there to show their best as well. I hated that my son’s basketball career, which has been so full of many amazing moments, had come down to that one day. I hated that he had to enter the court as a gladiator before the glaring eyes of spectators to prove his value as a player. That’s A LOT of pressure.
And yet. I was so proud of the way he handled the pressure. He did not cower before his competitors. He stood strong.
Like a man.
That’s probably because he is a man. (It’s so hard for me to admit it sometimes.)