We are on a journey, sojourners on this earth. Let us share with you the highs and lows of our lives. Heaven is a sweeter place now that we have two beautiful granddaughters waiting there for us.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Thanks Coach!

 This week marks the end of an era in our family when our son, Jamie, 
otherwise known as Coach Beck, 
leaves the school where he has been at for the past 14 years
and moves to a new Middle School as their Vice Principal.
 It wasn't his first choice when he graduated from University, 
but he was thankful for the job and gave it his all, 
first as a teacher and then as the Vice Principal.
He grew to love the school and it's staff
and worked hard to make it a great school that we were all proud to identify with.

He loved coaching the Grade 8 boys basketball team
and every year we enjoyed watching him mold a ragtag bunch into a team
and cheered them on, the Grade 8 Huskies.

He saw the potential in the boys,
even if they hadn't played any basketball before,
and looked for ways to encourage them and keep them motivated,
picking them up for practice if they needed a ride
or buying a pair of basketball shoes for a needy player.

For a few of them it was the thing that kept them in school
when they otherwise might not have made it to high school graduation.
 It has been 25 years since we started cheering for Grade 8 Boys playing basketball
when Jamie himself was playing, 
but all that has come to an end for now.
But then again 
it won't be too long before we have our own little huskies playing at that school
and we will be back in this gymn to cheer them on.

1 comment:

Anneliese said...

Such a nice tribute to your favorite coach! I can imagine how you'll be cheering your own little Huskies in the not too distant future. Time goes so quickly.