Monday, March 22, 2010

Avoid reading if you are disgusted by parental pride

I am really, really proud of all my kids and all their successes big and small.  I think that goes without saying.  Yeah we have struggles and challenges as all parents do.  And yes we have challenges and successes that are directly related to being a transracial adoptive family or a foster family or parents of  kids that were adopted from the foster care system.  But that is not the totality of our life.  Our life is full of normal things like hockey practices and jumping on the trampoline and playing in the bathtub and running out of milk.

But sometimes your kid just succeeds and is recognized.  And I am really, really proud to say that Greg, our oldest son, earned a spot on the U16 BC Cup Zone 8 roster.   There were 12 spots for forwards available and he tried out against some of the best 15 year old hockey players in a huge expanse of our province and the Northern Territories that stretched from Whitehorse down to 100 Mile house.   It's a big deal in his life and we are very proud of him.  It wasn't easy but he did it. 


Anonymous said...

Proud with you! Go G-Baby! Go get-em BamBam! A. Jess.

Kristie said...

WOW Jen!!!! Congratulations!!!! You must be so proud of him. Thank you for sharing this with us....

miss kitten said...

are you kidding?? blog as much as you want about being proud of your kids! that's an amazing accomplishment!!

you GO greg! congratulations!!

Mark said...

Congratulations to Greg!
Jen, I don't know hockey and have no clue what you are talking about but I could understand your passion and the proud parenting part loud and clear. I got that.
p.s. Blogs are all about talking about yourself and your family so you were well within your rights.

Is Eight Enough? said...

Congratulations! How wonderful. And seriously, being a mum gives you bragging rights. You wouldn't be a good one if you didn't shout his praises to the world! I love to do it myself. :o)