Saturday, November 05, 2011

I *HEART* Our Son!

So, our not-so-little guy played in a tennis tournament today.  This was a tough tournament for him for a variety of reasons.  This was his first tournament since July and the upset of my mom's issues.  This also was a higher-tier tournament and his first time playing "up" into a new age group.  He played two matches today and took both matches to tie-breakers.  We were really proud of how well he stepped-up to the challenge!  He didn't win - but to get both matches to tie-breakers was a great achievement for him.  Having said that - the thing that we're MOST proud of .......drumroll, please...........  Ian was awarded the Sportsmanship Award.  How awesome is that????  Honestly, this award means more to us that any other trophy he could have brought home.   Ian has a gentle soul and doesn't ever hesitate to congratulate his opponents on good shots and he always tries to be fair with his calls.  His coach actually gets on him because he tends to a little too generous with his line calls...LOL.  Ian may not have won this tournament but I'm glad he's living by the adage "nice matters".  Now, if I can just remember to follow his example in my own life!  :)

I "cherish" being Ian's mom!



Nancy said...

congratulations to Ian!! Sounds like he is a real champion!! Now when you say about following his must be doing something right because look at how Ian is. He learned it somewhere. Good job to all of you!!

Claudette497 said...

Your kindness and generous spirit shine through in every word you write - your son seems to be going the way he's being brought up. Congratulations to both of you!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to Ian!! What a guy. :)

Meari said...

Congrats to Ian for his sportmanship award. That really is awesome that he's mannerful... especially in this day and age. Aye, aye, aye! (Ha, ha... Do I sound old or what?)