Friday, September 26, 2014
I Can Rest When I Die
I have sat around the last two years and have seen my two children get good coaching in their respective sports. But I know that I have some skills and gifts that can enhance that. I've decided to coach them. I have done it here and there, but nothing crazy like I am about to partake in. I've decided that I will be coaching them whenever I can, no more just sitting on the sideline knowing that I can help, and continue to help with the boys' basketball program at Silver Creek. My son does a lot of stuff through that so it's like double dipping.
Will that run me ragged? Of course. I told someone the other day my schedule coaching both of them in multiple sports and was told I would get burned out. Probably. But it will not be long from now when they are gone and I will have wished I did more. I will look back and think or wonder if I could have helped them grow, not just athletically, but also mentally through toughness. I will try it for a couple years and see how it goes, but I just don't think I will hang it up with them. I am an older father of 44 with a 9 and 6 year old. I already see that they are growing up and away from me. I already understand that I probably only have a few years more for them before they are making decisions on their own away from the guiding hand of their parents.
Will I get burned out? What else would I do? Sit on the sideline and be frustrated because I know that I could help? Wonder in a few years where I went wrong? I would rather be wrong by being too involved in a good/positive way than be wrong because I wasn't there for them.