I started throwing the discus as a seventh grader. It quickly became my first love. It took me far and wide. The discus built dreams, fulfilled dreams, broke dreams but most importantly taught me to dream. As an a eighth grader, our son’s first love is far, far from the discus.
There are barriers in between his dreams. He hasn’t even encountered what those barriers are yet in his young age. But I have lived dreams. I have built dreams. I have fulfilled dreams. I have had broken dreams.
Most importantly, I had goals. Nathan also had goals. My goals were athletic focused. His goals were music focused. For Nathan and me, our goal for our children will never be focused on a single activity. Our goal for Hunter is to launch him into the world with a Christian faith while living out accountability, kindness, respect, honesty and being a trustworthy man.
I don’t know where Hunter’s dreams will take him. But I know he has goals. And I know goals are dreams with deadlines. Whether his dreams are with a discus or not, we are going help him to meet those goals and deadlines and chase those dreams. Whether fulfilled or broken, dreams are worth fighting for and goals have deadlines.
Linking up with Friday’s Fences #29 today.