A true victory 2/25

Today I woke up tired. My body has been running around with my two young charges all week. George is 7yrs old, Clay is 5 and I am 48.

It has been school break and we have not stopped. The boys both play hockey so there have been games, tournaments and then us playing floor hockey in the garage.

I finally beat George in a game 5 to 4. What is amazing about this is that George took it like a champ!

In the past he would have come up with any and every excuse as to why my winning goal did not count. But this time he didn’t.

To be honest I was shocked that my shot went in! The game was tied at 4-4 and I had every intention of letting him win…for the sake of peace on earth.

But my shot got past Clay and George was ok with that.

I was so happy for him that he was ok…and that he was not beating himself up for not winning.

My victory was not the game. The victory was seeing the growth in George.

****side note – later that day it was discovered George had stolen 8 dollars from Clays room…ha! One lesson at a time I guess 🙂

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!

10 thoughts on “A true victory 2/25

  1. Very good lesson you gave him Danielle, a hug, congratulations in being proud of him for his acceptance and non reaction…only to squirm inside because of what he had done. Was it a false acceptance that he gave everyone so that next time a game goes against him, will he revert and become angry as usual…or will he remember how proud you were of him for being a good sport…and he would rather that instead. Great post dear lady, your love is showing, a victory sown…and very well too. Now a nanna nap so you are ready for game two 🤣❤️🙏🏽

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    1. Thank you Sue ❤️🙏❤️I used to get so upset with George- he would cheat ,argue, complain, quit the game if it wasn’t going his way. So this victory was such a sweet thing to witness- he was cool as a cucumber about it – not an ounce of frustration. It was worth the wait and the struggles to see it happen ❤️❤️

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