Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Boys and Pumpkins

I'm not sure if everyone knows that my husband is a football coach and has been for 16 years. And if you know me you will hear me refer to the team as my boys. Since we only have one child some people think I'm crazy. Coach says that they love it and he likes to tease them about it but they love it anyway. We live in the country and our school is the county school and we have a lot of kids that don't have anything so I like to make sure they all get made over a little. I'm always waiting for them after the game to give hugs and great jobs ( and they do love hugs even for tough high school boys).
Okay there is a story here I promise, About 10 years ago the coach had a wild team of boys(boy were they wild) One of those boys lived with his grandma and he was usually the ring leader in most of their shenanigans. On one Thursday he brought coach a huge pumpkin and said can you give this to mom and coach said okay where did it come from and he said the pumpkin patch with a grin:) I know it was hot but I loved it. Well after he graduated he went in the service and served all over the world and after 2 tours in Iraq he's out of the service and married and back here.
He came out to practice to see the coaches and kids and he ask my hubby about me. Of course coach said she's still team mom and lovin every bit of it. then yesterday coach called and said I have a surprise for you when I get home. Look what Jared brought me a big pumpkin and he said with a grin to coach. it's legit this time coach :) I'm so proud of Jared he's turned out so great! And on my pumpkin there was a note that said It's a Boy!!!! I can't wait to get a great gift together for this little boy. I think my hubby and all of our coaches have turned out some great boys (men) who didn't have anyone but them for roll models. Sorry about the long post I'm just so proud of my boys and my coaches(some who used to be my boys) I just had to tell you all about one of them.Isn't she pretty!! It's my day to feed my boys so I've got some cooking to do and some hugs to pass out. Have a wonderful fall day!


Susie Harris said...

Ok... that story just gave my goosbumps and tears~ What great Boys you have! Im sure you and your coach have touched the lives of many and made them what they are today. I know that your just so proud!!!! Congrat! Thanks for the sweet story~

Rambling Girl said...

Oh that was great to hear about this. My brother is a coach and he also has done a lot for his has his wife. Heck and my father who is a minister is also a chaplain to his local football team...76 yrs old and still got the kids crazy about him...stands on the sidelines and gets the whole school /team saying "were up" even had the local tv station do a bio on this dad...I just love the fact that people give back to our kids and good comes out of it...So I know exactly what cha mean about it being your kids....I have kids also and not even a coaches wife....great blog and great for the young man who thinks a heck of a lot of your hubby and you! Wow I just love stories like these...makes my day!

Libby said...

You can be one proud mommy! Who cares about a long post, sometimes we just need to tell the world about our wonderful families!

Marie said...

What a sweet story! Apparently you and your husband have made quite an impact in these boys lives. How wonderful!

Wendy said...

Good for you for loving those boys! Even though they seem "tough" they really need it!

Rue said...

Hi Julie :)

That was such a great story! I'm so glad you shared it :)

The world needs more people like you.


Joy said...

What a wonderful feeling to know that you helped to shaped the lives of many young boys and helped them become great men. Bless your hearts!

Looks like you've been busy with some cute fall decorating. Your tassel looks great!