Thanksgiving is a heartwarming time of the year when you think of all blessings, big and small, that make your life special and show your gratitude for those things. It’s a beautiful emotion.
While I thank the Lord for all things that make our life wonderful, I want to show my gratitude to youth sports and all the wonderful people connected to youth sports who make such an invaluable contribution in our children’s lives. I am really thankful to:
The Coaches who are guides, friends, mentors and trainers as and when needed. Coaches don’t just give training; good coaches give a part of themselves to their teams. They are as involved in our children’s sports careers as we are, if not more. I am thankful to the coaches who dedicate their precious family time, their weekends taking practice games. I am thankful to the coaches who do all this as their duty and not merely as their job.
The Athletic Director for making everything as smooth as breeze so that the coaches and players can concentrate on the game. I thank ADs for taking care of all administrative and management creases and ironing them out. I thank Ads for going all out for our children and making things possible for them
The School for providing our kids the right opportunities. For extending full support to our children so that they can learn and grow. I thank the school for going all out and helping our kids explore life beyond classrooms.
Other parents who have built such a wonderful support system. I thank parents who take competition in the right spirit and treat the team as a unit when it comes to encouraging. I thank parents who help with the carpool. I thank parents who volunteer to help with the practice sessions, snacks at the game, on the stands and with other administrative work.
And lastly, thank you kids for carrying on with youth sports in such a positive manner. I know it gets tough at times, but you act so brave that it melts my heart. You follow a tight schedule, miss out on your socializing and even work harder to catch up on your studies. I understand it must be so difficult to keep up. But you do it. I am thankful for your dedication, I am thankful that you realize this is important for you and I am thankful because you give it your best shot. I am thankful that you are such great children and I am so proud to have you.