Friday, August 26, 2011

Disappointment






We knew it was a possibility.  We've been checking the weather all week for Flushing, New York.   This afternoon it was final,  the U.S. Open Kids Day would be cancelled.   Brady has shed quite a few tears the last couple of days.  My heart hurts for him.  It's the thing he wanted to do most this summer.  He has looked forward to it since this day last year.












  I know there's always next year.  But, next year is forever away for an eight year old.  I also know that disappointment is a part of life.  It's still hard to see your child disappointed.  That darn hurricane!   This let down has made me realize that Brady has had very few disappointments in his life so far, and for that I am thankful. 



So, I'm not sure what we will do tomorrow in its place.  I've been trying to think of something fun we can do (indoors)...but haven't come up with anything.  What could possibly top getting to see Roger Federer or getting Novak Djokavich's signature?  Or getting to hit with one of the pro's racquets?  Or clocking your serve speed?  Hitting with one of the top juniors in the world?   Or watching the pro's practice together?  I just don't think anything is going to top that for Brady.  Unless.....maybe......







We get a......







Puppy?



Ok, I'm just kidding.  (Don't worry Eric, I really am kidding)
Well.....sort of.  It is crazy to think of what you will do for your children.



You can read about our trip last summer to the U.S Open HERE.



There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
~Martin Luther King Jr.


16 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh Kerri!! That stinks! Poor Brady. I remember the fun he had last year. (I guess "fun" is a bit of an understatement huh??)
How about a movie and a trip to Chuck E Cheese?
Camping in the living room with Dad??
Or...I guess the puppy would work!!:)

Hope there is at least a few smiles in your house tomorrow!

have a happy day kerri!

Susan R said...

Go with the puppy.

Gabe said...

Oh, you would be one brave mama to get a puppy right before school starts:)

So, sorry for his disappointment. . .it's hard doing this mom thing isn't it?

Heres hoping you have a good weekend, even though. . .

Kris said...

Oh I am so sorry for Brady! Such sad news for him.....get the puppy!!

Kerri said...

A DOG!!! NO STINKIN' WAY!!!!!

Love,

Your Wonderful, Caring Husband who doesn't want to clean up Dog S**T!!

Kerri said...

Just kidding babe! Whatever you want!!!!

yaya said...

Well, I think you just got the "go ahead" on the dog issue...and Brady will love it! Sometimes the good things are worth the wait..he'll have a great time next year!

Nicolle said...

I'm so sad for Brady. That is very disappointing. You are so right, a year seems like a lifetime for a kid. I hope he is ok!!!

That quote you put at the end is amazing, and so true.

Karina said...

It is so true - we want to protect our kids from disappointment - but indeed, it is part of life that they will need to learn to deal with (but not just yet....). So sorry.

Cherie said...

Oh that really is a bummer!

I guess you need to find something else for him to look forward to asap!! Or....get the puppy :-D (so cute)

Cindy said...

I can't help myself...get a puppy!!! (We rescued one on an impulse last summer and it was the best decision ever -- even for my husband who was slightly against it...)

Lorri said...

Oh no! Bless his heart! I know he has to be devastated. I vote for the puppy!!!!

Jill said...

That's a bummer for sure! I love the picture with the rainbow! :-) So did you get a puppy? LOL

Blessings,
Jill

Kerri said...

Poor Brady! What a bummer :( and poor Mom, I know sometimes things like this are harder on us as we watch them suffer.

Jen said...

So sorry. A year is a really long time. You are right!
We played tennis for the first time in several years last weekend. I thought of you guys. It was a lot of fun.
Go ahead..get a puppy...everyone is doing it! Not us!

Kim said...

WHat a bummer!!! Puppy sounds like a great substitution! I vote for a super cool bulldog. :)

 
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