Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Heart of a Lion

Linking up with the lovely Sian for Story Telling Sunday. The first Sunday of every month. If you fancy joining or would like to read more stories then please pop across and see Sian.

The Heart of a Lion
Nearly ten years ago I had my second son......a beautiful boy who was no trouble from the day he was born. He eat and slept perfectly from day one........when I say he was an angel he really was. He never complained, never had a tantrum and always went to bed without a murmur and he still does. So much so that having a second child was a breeze. This lead me into a false sense of security and number three son came along not long after. Having number three son was a whole different ball game....but that's another story.

Back to Jack. Jack (my smallest) who at home in the comfort of people he knows is my loudest. Outside he is my quietest. Never one to draw attention to himself. Never one to put his hand up in class. Never one who wants to be the limelight.........in any shape or form.

There is one word though that we always use to describe Jack and that's Brave. I have been thanked before by a parent because Jack jumped in the middle and broke up a fight on the school playground. Jack is always the first to try something new..............and the first  to answer the telephone or front door, the first to come to the table for dinner when called, the first to help me out, the first to get up in the morning, the first to get washed and dressed......

........I digress...........i'm really not one to write stories!!........

I mentioned Brave for a reason and that reason is his passion for playing Rugby. Some might consider this a rough game and before all three of mine started to play a few years back I thought exactly the same. Don't get me wrong it's not without is dangers and there have been many an ambulance on the pitch (usually for the older boys) but it is a game that they have all embarrassed and a game I absolutely love watching them play (....it also has it's perks like meeting the England Captain a few weeks back!).

Last weekend was the end of season presentation and bearing in mind Jack doesn't like being in the limelight he wasn't looking forward to receiving his end of season medal.

So there we all are, in a packed out clubhouse listening to Jack's coach say a little about each player as they got up to receive their medals. Then they presented the trophy for Coaches Player of the Year. We listened, the coach started by saying that this trophy was for a player who has.......

 "The Heart of a Lion"

My heart started to beat that little bit faster........I knew he had to be referring to Jack. As the coach looked at Jack and called out his name Jack jumped up so quick to receive his award (the quicker he got up the quicker he could sit back down and they would move on! I know him too well).

I have to say I am one of those terrible mums who embarrasses their children by cheering and whooing. I was so so pleased for him. All his hard work had paid off and he had been recongised. What a star. We (me, his dad and brothers) couldn't stop hugging and praising him.....eventually he said  " stop it now"...bless!

To receive this award at all is such an honor, for Jack this is the second year running he has received the coaches player of the year award.

My little quiet man.............such a star......love him to bits!! 

































Jack and his coach.

28 comments:

  1. What a lovely story, so glad you shared it. Well done Jack,sounds like it is well deserved. xx

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  2. You must be so proud of him! What a great story.

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  3. It is your duty as a mum to embarrass - no wonder you are so proud - great story :0)

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  4. I love a 'proud mum' story...WTG!Jack
    Alison xx

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  5. Oh what a great story! You're rightly proud of him - he sounds very special. x

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  6. Louise, you write a wonderful story! It's full of love and pride and yet it's also so nicely balanced with a Mum's good humour and common sense. I love it!

    ..and many congratulations to your lion, of course. I have a feeling he will go far

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  7. Congratulations to your boy! And to your family. It's wonderful when children find something that they were meant to do and excel at.
    thanks for your story today,
    Rinda

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  8. Ahh, that's a lovely story and you are quite rightly proud of your little man.

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  9. How lovely that your little boy got the special award, and how proud you must have been :)

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  10. Congratulations to your son. Your pride shines through in your story telling :o)

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  11. Awww, sounds like a lovely lad. What a proud mum you must be. Mine didn't like the limelight either but nw at 17 he has dyed red hair and piercings ....so be warned;)But he is still lovely with it.

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  12. Congratulations to him and you. What a champ! X

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  13. Congratulations Jack!! That is a wonderful way to be described ... The heart of a lion! Amazing.

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  14. Congratulations to Jack! Great to get you and your family better through your story. :)

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  15. I have only just come across your blog and what a delight it is. I love your story about your brave little man but most of all what a pleasure to look back over your past posts and see your beautiful designs. I totally adore your scrapbooking style.

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  16. Aw, bless. I think anyone who plays rugby is brave, it looks scary to me! Your sone sounds very sweet and like he deserves his medal very much, well done to him! x

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  17. congrats to Jack you all sound so proud of him quite rightly so!

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  18. Well, you are right to be so very proud of your little lion-hearted man. Congrats to him!

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  19. Aw Louise you must be so proud of him, what a lovely attribute to win a prize for!

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  20. It sounds like he deserved his trophy, what a fantastic proud moment for you and your family.

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  21. Awww that is such a lovely story! Jack does look like a real sweetheart :)

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  22. What a wonderful story - well done to Jack - no wonder you are so proud of him :)

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  23. Congratulations Jack - how lovely to have his bravery recognized.

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  24. What a proud mum you should be, oh big congrats Jack.What a fabulous story, I can just imagine you cheering .... And I bet Jack was secretly proud you did :)

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  25. Jack the Lionheart, what a fantastic son. Each child is unique and you have described Jack so well. Many congratulations on his sporting achievements. Rugby is a great game!

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  26. Aww cute - bravery is so important as so many kids just turn a blind eye.

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  27. Well done Jack! A great story Louise, and I loved reading it :)

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  28. That is a wonderful story Louise, you must have been so proud! It was lovely to read, especially as I have an interest in the great sport as you know. The Heart Of A Lion is an amazing accolade to have.

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