Coach Clay 5/15

Clayton in action!

The two boys I nanny for are super athletic and very competitive. This is perfect for me because I love to play and can turn nearly anything into a game. I can make a super ball (tiny bouncy ball) into the most exciting event at the playground.

Clay (4) just mastered the monkey bars this year. He struggled last summer but as of late he can do them forwards, backwards and even sideways!!

When he would practice I would be right there cheering him on and most days I would just hang on a bar because it felt good on my back. A few weeks ago as my back started to feel better I challenged myself to be able to complete the monkey bars by the end of the summer.

I told Clay he would be my coach because he is now a master at them. So every day we were at the park he would say “ok Danielle now your turn.” I remember the first day that I made it to the second rung. There are 8 total.

Last week I was thrilled because I made it to the 4th bar. Then today I tried and I thought I could make it to the 5th. I got to the 5th and Clay was yelling “go to 6!!” I made it to the 6th and my momentum took me all the way to the end!!

The most amazing screech of joy came from my buddy Clay!

“Danielle you did it!!”

I was so happy! My hands all calloused, I felt strong.

Then Clay says “Ok now backwards!

They just keep moving on to the next thing don’t they. It’s life at it’s finest it just keeps moving.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

12 thoughts on “Coach Clay 5/15

  1. It’s such a wonderful, beautiful, heart touching post. Clay is awesome and so are you! Lots of love to him. I love reading your blogs, dear Danielle.

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