Thursday, January 26, 2012

Friday Confessional

I confess....

I am so proud of this young man.  He's been raising these rabbits for the livestock show for our district, which was held Wednesday.  He didn't place.  I was heartbroken!  He worked so hard, and I just KNEW he would place!  I wasn't prepared for this.

I confess...

I worked hard, too, and I feel I am partially to blame.  Maybe I didn't buy the right rabbit food, or maybe... I don't know.  This hit me so hard.

I confess...

I was impressed that following this disappointment, instead of saying he was quitting, he started talking about what he wants to do for next year's show.  I love my kid!  Yes, he's hurt, embarrassed, sad, and disappointed (like me), but he's sticking with it.

I confess...
I'm still terribly sad about this.  My husband doesn't seem to understand the depth of my sadness.  I'm not sure I understand why I feel this way, either, but it is still weighing heavily on me.  I wish he seemed more sympathetic to my feelings.  Would he have more empathy if it were one of his daughters instead of his step-son?

And I confess...

Wednesday after the show, I cried like a big baby - not in front of my son - but I cried my eyes out.  It would have been easier if I had lost  the competition rather than him.
What are you confessing today?  Link up with Mamarazzi and Dandelion Wishes.

7 comments:

kailani said...

He sounds like such a mature young man. Congratulations to him for being such a good sport!

VandyJ said...

Sounds like he can take the downs as well as the ups of life--you've got a good kid there.

Allstarme79 said...

Yes, good to see he could handle it. It was probably a good lesson, even if it hurt.

Mrs. Green said...

Its nice to see that he is still willing to try next year. He is in FFA, correct? FFA is such a great program that teaches kids so much. The fact that he is that mature shows it.

Laura Carson said...

I think sometimes disappointment is harder on the people who love them! I hope the sadness eases.

Those are some good looking rabbits, as far as I'm concerned! That's awfully brave to put yourself out there, regardless of the results!

Jolene said...

Awh! Wish I was in TX so I can give you a hug!

What a wonderful job you HAVE done raising your son! What a great kid you have! He has the right attitude.

Mamarazzi said...

i am upset for your son too...i am also really very impressed with his resilience, good job mama!!

i am sorry i am so slow getting here, i had a fun busy weekend with my family. gotta live life a little. thanks for linking up!!

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