My New Happy: Motivational Monday XXXI

Monday, November 2, 2015

Motivational Monday XXXI

Every once in a while, my kids do things that truly amaze me.

Last week, my younger son experienced three big disappointments.  The most difficult came on Saturday, when his cross country team lost a berth at the upcoming State meet by twelve points.  

They had been working towards this goal since Freshman year.  To add insult to injury, the team that displaced them was only recently added to the District. Last year, the scores they earned this weekend would have sent them to State with room to spare.  It felt like the finish line got moved, literally.

After the race, my son and his teammates were visibly disappointed, and as a mom, it was heartbreaking to watch.  That night some of them gathered at our house to eat pizza, watch movies and carve pumpkins.  They joked and laughed and tried to put the day behind them.

Yesterday I had a chance to talk to T about the disappointment.  He's sad, but he knows they all put forth their very best efforts.  No one gave up, even once they knew the competition was over, and he feels consolation in that.

And then T moved on.  While I was still moping and ruminating, he spent the day working on college applications, looking at scholarship opportunities, and being his usual goofy self.  He's a little bruised and battered, but there's hope for the future, and he's looking forward.

Yep, sometimes they truly amaze me.


Be sure to stop by The Blended Blog today where Leslie is sharing about Dia de Muertos. I'm looking forward to learning more about this special Mexican holiday.


  1. It's awesome that our children are so resilient... it amazes me that although they get disappointed the seem to find the good and move on... wonderful quote Lana, such a great reminder ♡

  2. You know I can relate my love! Teenagers these days get a bad rap And while life is very different than when we were growing up, we are definitely blessed with amazing sons!

  3. Man your son sounds awesome. You've done a good job raising him mom!!

  4. Shoots..I meant to text you yesterday and see how he did....sad they didn't win but so happy to see the resilient attitude!

  5. I'm sorry they didn't make state but you must be so proud of T and his friends! His resilient attitude is amazing!

    Doused In Pink

  6. I wish I could have that great attitude. And it's always so amazing when our kids have wisdom and patience for this crazy life. I love that.
    Have a great week!!

  7. clearly he has fantastic parents! You must be so proud but don't forget to give yourself (and the hubs) a pat on the back, you get some credit for how well those kiddos are turning out :)

  8. I hate that his team lost on this final year, but it sounds like he's got a great head on his shoulders. Of course, he would have're his mother! Have a great week.

  9. Sports would be a lot more fun if noone had to lose! Glad T kept it all in perspective. I suspect we were having similar emotions through the weekend at our two houses!


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