WHEN DaSEAN MADE ME A HSFOOTBALLERMOM,
HIS TEAMMATES RESHAPED MY IDENTITY AS A UNIQUE MOTHER IMMEDIATELY:
I WAS NO LONGER “MS. DARNELLA OR MS. MOORE“, BUT I INSTANTLY BECAME
“DaSEAN’S #39’s MOM”
I proudly blush each time one of DaSean’s Westfield HS of Chantilly, VA Bulldog classmates, teammates or neighborhood friends amicably greets me: “Hi DaSean’s Mom.” It took a few times for me to realize that I was no longer being addressed as “Ms. so-in-so,” but instead as DaSean’s Mom. When I finally did recognize my “new name,” and shifted identity, I immediately realized who was the focal person in our household (at least, for the time being) – DaSean, our rising football student-athlete, who is determined to succeed and to WIN! So may I introduce myself to you, DaSean’s football blog family, in my rightful identity…
…Hi there, I’m DaSean’s Mom!
How many of my fellow high school football Moms reading this blog can relate to this? I’m sure many of you. You and I are in a class and club all by ourselves: We are (hashtag) #HSFootballerMoms and proud of it!
You and I are oftentimes just as busy and involved with team agendas as our footballers as their beloved supporters, dedicated drivers, loyal game attendees, participant tutors, busy chefs and on and on and on requiring us to be in great physical shape as much as our student-athletes. I’ve been blessed as a #HSFootballerMom to experience the spirit of teamwork amongst my fellow WHS Bulldog #FootballerMoms who oftentimes work together transporting, feeding and assisting with the needs of our footballers. The world of #HSFootball is truly a world in and of itself. I never thought I would say this as I was never interested in the game of football until DaSean, my only son, was born, but I’m loving the game of football as well as the responsibility of being a #HSFootballerMom that comes along with it! I am an active and involved #HSFootballerMom who is and shall remain my son’s loudest and greatest cheerleader!
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HASHTAGS: #HSFOOTBALLERMOM / #HSFOOTBALLERMOMS
May this #HSFootballerMom Blog Lounge, be a source of strength and inspiration to you as you walk this journey of academics and athletics along with your footballer. Balanced-parenting isn’t always easy, but it’s always a blessing that will eventually pay off for the benefit of our student-athletes as well as the world-at-large. With a village, we – the #HSFootballerMoms can make it and help our awesome student-athletes make it too!
“Oops, I mean… DaSean’s #39’s Mom!”
|“DaddyGod, into Your loving and capable hands do I intentionally place the student-athlete you divinely blessed me with and purposely assigned me to nurture as mother. I trust You God totally and completely with him/her. As his/her parent, I speak the power of protection over his/her life on and off the football field, in the classroom or wherever he/she goes. I speak the endurance of mental and physical strength into his/her mind, body and soul. I speak the spirit of excellence over his/her academics with the ability to overcome challenging courses, difficult learning material, agonizing peer pressure, emotionally-draining or socially-harmful relationships and anything that attempts to block his/her flow of successful achievement. My son/daughter is a WINNER even in spite of one game’s lost. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!” And It is so!||“I speak to DaSean: “Son, you are already a WINNER because you became one the moment you were birthed into the world in spite of the enemy trying to stop you from coming – you’re here, and therefore you won and shall continue to WIN!”|