Friday, October 24, 2008

Dear Dalton,

Have I mentioned how much you totally rock?



This was your second year of middle school football ... the first year where your team actually played games against other schools.



You're not the tallest boy on the team, obviously. You're also not the heaviest.

You might, however, be the one who is enjoying himself most.



You are always -- ALWAYS -- excited for practice, and games, and give it 150 percent. Even the coaches say you are an ideal player .... Twelve years old, and 72 pounds of pure heart.



Never giving up, never quitting, never complaining. Which is good, considering it was sort of a rough season for you boys. But I admired your attitude and perseverance.



I also admired how you were always willing to do whatever the coaches asked you to do .... whether that was play defense, trying to take down boys much larger than you (thank goodness you're so speedy!) or play offense, hoping for that touchdown pass to come your way ....



Mainly, I admired that after last night's game ... the last of the season ... even though your team got creamed, you came off the field and said simply, "That was fun; I just love playing." The size of your attitude is what matters, dude, and yours is without a doubt big enough that it will take you places.

You rock, little man, and Aunt Kristie loves you for it.



PS. You look awfully cute in your uniform, too, but I would never embarrass you by saying that out loud.

9 comments:

Bonita in Az said...

Wow what a great attitude! Makes me ashamed of mine. Im going to try to do better! WTG Dalton!

The Running Girl said...

Ok, I have to admit I kind of freaked out when I saw the title of your post was addressed to my son. Oh, wait, it was addressed to YOUR Dalton! Not too many Dalton's around here, so that was a little weird. But I'm so glad your Dalton has such a great attitude and just loves to play. That attitude will take him far in life.

p.s. I also think Dalton is cool because he's a triathlon kid :) (your Dalton, not mine)

Pam D said...

Cute my left foot... he's darned gorgeous! Gracious, his mama better lock him up in his room NOW! Except that he obviously has things to do and places to go in his life... what a great kid! Kinda reminds me of his cousins...

Anonymous said...

Yea Dalton!
And, as a non-aunt, you look pretty dang hot in the uniform! What beautiful eyes!
Good luck next season!
mcs

jadine said...

Aw, that made me all tear-y. High-five, Dalton!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

What a great kid!!!! I too am very, very lucky to have nephews and a niece who I love to pieces. What a total blessing, heh!

Julie said...

I am bringing my students to OKC for an overnight field trip and need some suggestions. We will be down in the Bricktown area around supper on Thursday night. I have looked online and can't find anything that looks kid friendly at a decent price. Do you have any suggestions? Two years ago I took them to the indoor sonic for lunch but didn't know if it was open for supper. Plus, I usually take them somewhere nicer for supper. We are staying in northern OKC at the Messiah Lutheran Church. I want them to be able to see the memorial at night. So, should we wait until we've seen the Memorial lit up and then go back north to eat, or is there somewhere close to Bass Pro Shop (must stop there for the boys) that we can get a good meal for supper?
Thanks!

Renee' said...

Dalton is a coach's dream player! Go Dalton.

Stefunkc said...

Ahhhh...I'm so glad that my daughter was his girlfriend for 4 or 5 months although they didn't talk. I knew from his notes and pictures that he was a special boy. Is he dating anyone...?