Wednesday, March 14, 2012

We interrupt your regular viewing to tell you this important news story...

I did say in the last post I hoped to be back the next day with something fabulous to tell you.   Well here I am.   And here is something fabulous.


Okay so for readers outside of Australia you will be scratching your head wondering what I'm going on about.   In fact for readers outside of Victoria you may be doing the same.  Victorian Football League.  Number one stepson is a mad keen goal umpire and has been umpiring for a number of years now.  He has set his mind to it and trained so hard and was selected to try out for the VFL.  Only three spots were vacant and the head coach rang on Sunday night and told him he was one of them.

This little boy who I met when he was 11, is now a man, an athletic man at that.  The paces they put the umpires through each year is nothing short of incredible.  Particularly when a goal umpire doesn't have to run!!! He now has contacts as you can't wear glasses, he is broad and muscly, he can run X amount of kilometres in X amount of time (I can't remember what it was, but I know it was impressive).  He romped the pinch test in.  He is mature beyond his year.

Mike had a goofy smile all Sunday night after Wes rang us.  He said that all a father can want is for his son to do better than he did, and he said at 22 here he is, a qualified apprentice, now chasing his dream with football umpiring, making a life for himself in Melbourne, a popular young man.  So wonderful.  We are so proud of him.

Mind you I did have to remind Mike that his son as a lot of his dad's qualities in him too.  Dream a dream, set a goal, work towards it.  He grudgingly agreed.  :-)

To that end, Mike's goal is to strike the big time!  And although okay in these photographs it only looks small and in reality it *IS* small, but it's the biggest nugget he has found yet.   He was over the moon excited.


Credits Designer Digitals.

And with that, I'm off to bed!


Tammy said...

Congratulations to your stepson!!! Awesome find and super layout. :)

ksharonk said...

Congratulations to both your boys ... I know you are very proud of them! :)

Chocolate Cat said...

Fantastic news! I can understand why you are both so excited!! Making the VFL is big...
PS which chicken casserole recipe is it??

Lynne said...

I know I'm late but congratulations Wes! Has Mike landed yet? ;-)