I hate missing kid events; especially when they are nervous. Today was my boy's first cross country meet . . and I couldn't be there. He told me he had some butterflies in his stomach a few days ago. I think it made him even more nervous that he would be there without a parent.
My in laws did go, so that was good. And of course he had his team!
He got to take the "kiddo phone" with him - a $5 Tracfone reserved for times like this for whichever non-phone-owning kid is leaving without us. I got a text around lunch time from him :) And some texts after school :) And a text before he was about to run :) And some texts after he ran! :)
The best-est part was that he was proud of himself! I loved reading his messages! He pushed himself and beat what he'd been running. And he was proud :) Which means I was doubly proud! I told him yesterday that no matter how he did, I was proud of how dedicated he has been to this! And I am!!
Tonight I am thankful for my son practicing so much and so hard! And thankful that his first cross country meet went well!! Hooray!!