Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TJ signs on the dotted line....

Me, TJ and Coach Doty from Central Wyoming College
 Sometimes as a mother you worry about your kids.  Will they eat enough vegetables, drink enough milk, not ride their bike into the street,  and graduate high school.

We also  worry about bigger things like: will they be a decent human being? Will they give more than they take and will they get the big picture, and know who they are, why they are here and where they are going?

Each child of ours is not really ours.  They are just on loan from our Father in Heaven.  He would really like it if we don't screw them up too much.  He would like them to come back home to him when this life is all said and done.  So we as parents do all the things we can to give them experiences here in this life that will help them make decisions to get to the next life and be where they  want to be.

I am rambling, I guess we all get to do that when a kid graduates from high school. It's a changing time, and a time for reflection.  

TJ is headed to Central Wyoming College to play basketball.  I assume he will also attend classes in-between  gym time.  I am proud of this kid.  When he tore his ACL many thought his playing days were over.  He never quit.  He worked hard, helped coach the team he could not play with and gave all he had in a different role.  It's all anyone can ask.  They have no idea what they are getting at CWC.  They are so lucky. 

When the basketball banquet rolled around at SCHS they made an announcement that the award formally known as the Chris Johnson award was now called the TJ Adams award.  For the player that goes above and beyond for his teammates.  I don't know about you, but I don't have an award named after me.  I probably never will.  Way to go, TJ.

TJ really has made a difference- at home, at Silver Creek High School, and in the lives of so many.  And that is the best we can do, make a difference- one random kid at a time!!
TJ signing his life away

The Siblings

The whole family