ARTICLE OF THE DAY
A Tribute to Moms
by Coach Gary Overton
There were many
individuals this past weekend delivering flowers, hugs, brunch, and
general affection to Moms across the country. In honor of Mothers Day,
millions of sons and daughters showed their love for many reasons, not
the least of which was for allowing the opportunity to grow and pursue
Moms have helped many kids become athletes of all shapes and sizes.
They have procured professionals and amateurs, runners and basketball
players, golfers and tennis players, gymnasts and gym rats.
There are moms bringing home the bacon and then buying golf lessons for
the kids just as there are stay at home moms who lend support when only
love is needed.
There are single moms, traditional moms, working moms, military moms
etc. With many of the moms, sport is the only common thread. For all of
you we say thanks!
Thanks for lugging us to all those football practices, volleyball and
Thanks for teaching us more about toughness than anyone ever could.
Thanks for leading by example, kissing all the boo-boos and for keeping
us in line.
Thanks for keeping us focused on the books and athletics instead of the
daily distractions which confront all young women and men.
Thanks for letting us and our friends play in the backyard for hours,
even after a few balls had slammed into the side of the house.
Thanks for pushing us to play sports and for sitting through our youth
league games and high school competitions in the rain or snow or humid
Thanks for writing us while we were away at college and for asking
about our day after yours lasted twelve hours or longer.
Thanks for telling us we’d regret it if you ever spotted us smoking
anything other than a 3-1 fastball and for making us believe you really
Thanks for telling us the truth even when it was painful to hear.
Thanks for allowing us to be creative with all our newfangled games
even though we had to use a household item to make the game work.
But most of all thanks for all you do and for You being You. Thanks to
Coach Gary Overton