Friday, December 09, 2005

The New Bulldog Coach...

I've mentioned that basketball season has begun. Jake has served as the JV (10/11th grade or B team for you Minnesotans!) boys coach for... 6 years (?) now. Well, at the beginning of the season the head coach tore his Achilles and this week stepped down for the season. The obvious first person asked to fill in was Jake. He really hoped the previous coach would step in (he's very good and Jake REALLY enjoyed coaching under him) but chose not to, so my dear husband, in trying to do what is best for the boys, stepped up to do it. Not out of arrogance, not for the money or the countless extra time and duties that come with the head coach's position, but because he thought it was best for the boys. He really cares about them. He taught them as 6th graders and has coached them all over the past 2-3 years.

I know he'll do a great job. He knows and loves basketball. He played on a State Championship team in high school and had a very successful coach, who he learned from. I believe in Jake. The faith stretching I was talking of in yesterday's post comes from the small community we live in and the pessimist negative mean people who are always there to tear down. WHY DO PEOPLE DO THAT?!? He is my husband, and I take mean things WAY TOO personally!

I am going to try to look up and not out... To my God, then to my husband and not to others. Will you pray me through this season? =) I know the Lord is working on me through this!!!

4 comments:

Possum Pearl said...

Praying here in the holler! *Smile*

Jodi said...

Marti filled me in a little today. I can't imagine why people feel they can be so mean. Small towns . . . there are some great benefits to living in them, but the soap opera politics I can definitely do without!

Jake will be a GREAT coach! The best coaches (and teachers) I had in high school were the ones who made it obvious they were there for the kids.

fannie said...

We'll be praying for you and your husband. Coaching has to be a lot like pastoring, and we've gotten some pretty good experience in that department. Small towns . . .

Keep looking up! And remember there is only One you have to answer to, no matter what other people try to convince you of.

Seversons said...

The kids will have faith in him and that is what matters! We will be praying for you as well!