Keep Good Going – My All-Star Children

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Even before my children were born I could imagine myself sitting in the stands cheering them on at hockey. I have always been big into hockey and had hopes that my children would be hockey players as well. T has always been into hockey, becoming obsessed with the Bruins at only a year and a half old, and J quickly caught on. I was excited when they talked about learning how to play hockey this past fall but after the 28 week program ended, they didn’t want to continue on with the summer league, but expressed interest in skating again in the fall. As much as I would have loved to see them continue on, the most important thing, is for them to keep going and to be happy. They’re still young, and want to experience all of the sports, and I will stand behind them 100% for whatever they choose.

After a lot of talk J will be starting baseball in July. He hasn’t stopped talking about how much he loves & wants to play baseball, he’s been talking about it weekly for the past year but as we were signing him up he was scared that he would always drop the ball, and wouldn’t be able to hit the ball with the bat. After hearing how much mom & dad supported him, and seeing dad miss the ball a few times at the batting cages, he is ready to give it a try. It’s important for him to face his fears and to keep going, exploring what he loves.

3 year old playing hockey


The “My All-Star Daughter” video reminds me how much my parents were there for me, spending countless hours driving me to skating and softball practices. My children are still young and are exploring their options, but I can’t wait to see what activities they will fall in love and flourish in. I have always imagined driving them to practices, and cheering them on during games, and being their biggest fan. My dream was to become a mother, and my amazing children has made that possible. No matter what choices they make in life, I will always be standing behind them 100%.

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  1. Tammy S says:

    This is a great post. I feel the same way as you do that no matter what, I support my kids 100%. I think kids really need to know that and that they aren’t letting us down when they don’t want to do something we love.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    I remember taking my son and daughter to all there sports events and helping them learn and be a good player. They had so much fun with what they did and believe in supporting kids in their endeavors!!

  3. nicole dz says:

    My son wanted to play soccer so of course we gave it a try, after that he wanted to try baseball, then now he’s very much into drawing and art. And he is very good. Though he liked all of those things, and was good at them, he now says drawing is what I love. Its amazing to see kids grow up and take chances all so they can figure out what they love most.

  4. Birdiebee says:

    As my kids were growing up, they were all involved in different sports and activities. I always went to their games or whatever they were involved in to show my support of their choices.

  5. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I remember my parents constantly driving my brother and me to all of our different games. One of them was always at each of our games to cheer us on. That was the best part.

  6. shelly peterson says:

    Luckily all of my kids had shown interest in sports, I thinks it’s good for them. I attended as many practices and games as possible and loved going! Now I’m looking forward to my grand kids starting up in sport activities.

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