The boys last home match was on Monday. We had pizza afterwards with the parents and the team. It's been a windy and chilly season....so we were all pretty excited that it was 85 and sunny. After pizza, some of the guys stuck around to play tennis and asked Brady to play. These high school boys have been really good to him. It melts my heart when I see one of the guys put their arm around him or ask him to sit in the back of the bus with everyone. I think it helps that he can hold his own out on the tennis court...and they think that is pretty cool. ( I won't tell you how many guys Brady has challenged to a match and beaten.. you never know who is reading my blog!)
It's been a great 7 weeks for Brady...getting to know these guys and being a part of the team.
His enthusiasm doesn't go unnoticed. If you need someone to keep stats, get a ball, help with a drill, refill water or a hitting partner...he is right there ready to go. I love that he gets to do something everyday that he loves to do. Tennis is on his mind from the time he opens his eyes in the morning and until he crawls in bed at night. I think there's a very thin line between passion and obsession...and as his mom, I work hard to bring balance to his life. It's not always easy trying to talk him into doing other things...but I do my best!