Words fill in the blanks on media relations forms for Hunter’s college football signing day tomorrow and scholarship applications he is submitting. I think of so many people who impacted what he is writing down on the paper. There is a small army of people and of course the words don’t really tell the story.
Today Hunter is a student in his high school of about 75 students grades 9-12. He is a piano player during his weekly Tuesday piano lesson. Tonight he is a basketball player in the hometown of who will be his head college football coach. (Small world moment there.) Tomorrow morning he is signing to be a college football player.
Looking through photos last night to send to the University of North Dakota to accompany his football forms that were due I saw people, experiences and thought of how they impacted Hunter and his character.
Forms and applications cannot tell the whole story. They are a highlight reel. The character of who someone is cannot be described in words alone. They standout in actions.
Whether our children earn awards or accolades for their work doesn’t matter as much to me as being well-rounded, rooted in faith and knowing who they are. Here are a few pictures I saw as I searched through albums last night.
Hunter is a musician. He plays the trumpet and piano…and won’t fill out on any applications that he can play the accordion. But he can. It’s a special skill you learn from Mrs. Wolff in the Wishek Public School in preparation for the annual Sauerkraut Day.
Hunter is a teammate. I am a biased mama but he is a quality teammate I think, one who looks out for the people by his side and wants them to succeed alongside of him. Being a good teammate in life matters and it is skill he has learned through sports, academics and FFA.
Wishek Acalympics smiles from last spring and FFA smiles from last fall…Hunter is a family focused kid. He works at our family lumberyard and visits my parent’s farm as often as possible. On some recent applications I read he wants to be an engineer and to hopefully farm someday. Two noble career goals attributed to his experience with our family, businesses and to the academic impact of his teachers and coaches at Wishek Public School.Little sisters names don’t show up on scholarship applications or media relations forms but they are Hunter’s big fans. I am grateful for all the experiences and moments we have shared as a family. I will have my weepy moments yet this year but am also thrilled to see the journey come together for Hunter, to see him take a big new step into college.