Dear Bleacher Coaches,
Just a friendly PSA that those athletes you're yelling at are students.
Children whose parents are likely sitting next to you in the stands.
They want to play just as well as you want them to, but they are KIDS who are honestly just trying to fit in and find a friend they can count on.
On the field you’re calling plays and at home you’re calling the pediatrician.
On the court you stand on the side and show your kids how to win the game. At home you sit by their side and show them how to win at life.
We see your big love of the game and smile because we know it’s not near as big as your love for us.
"We are in it for the money!" said no coach's wife ever. :)
While my Coach spends his days figuring out how to maximize his team's talent to win, I spend my time learning how to stretch every dollar we make. It used to cause me stress, but now it's actually kind of fun! I have about a bajillion money saving tips I've learned over the years that I'm working on sorting out for you in the near future, but for now I want to teach you just three simple tips that will help you start saving money TODAY!
I wish you knew that when you load up and leave here tonight to go home to sleep, my husband will be up until 3am working on next week's film. And then he will get up at 7 the next morning to do it all over again.
I wish you knew how much he loves these kids. We care about who they are as people more than the number on their back.
When they win, he gives all the credit to the players. When they lose, he takes all the blame. Season after season, he takes no glory.
To set an example of what it means to be an employee, a leader, a married couple, a follower of Jesus. To show kids and staff firsthand what it is to have integrity, by making the right choices again and again even when it seems no one's looking.
This was the point of it all, anyway. So why does it have to be so hard?
I never had to have hard conversations with a friend about why I just couldn’t come to her baby shower. I never sat in an empty nursery, clinging to a blanket that will never be used. I never had a team of doctors break bad news. Never once. Never even close.
I don’t know why. I did nothing special. I’m certainly nothing special. But can I tell you the truth?
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