Day 14… November 14
Today I am grateful for my youngest son Bryce.
Bryce is an amazing young man. He joined our family in some difficult circumstances. He was born 2 years after the death of his older brother whom he was never able to meet in this life.
He was the sweetest baby and a soothing gift after heartache. I feel like he was shortchanged at times with so much placed on him to help heal my heart. He has always been a gentle soul and so very thoughtful.
He is quiet and unassuming. He is generous and extremely kind. He is determined and sets goals for himself. And then he goes to work.
He is currently working in the VIK before and after school program where the elementary kids love “Mr. Bryce” and think he is pretty great. Especially when he plays 7 on 1 soccer with them.
He is also going to college, after taking a year off to work on his plan. His goals include degrees in exercise science and sports medicine.
Bryce is a man of many talents.
He has played soccer since the age of 4 and is very skilled. His one flaw on the soccer pitch may be that he is too willing to sacrifice his body. This unfortunately led to some injuries over the years. But it is because he is always willing to give 110% effort.
Besides soccer, he also played volleyball and did track and field. He is quite skilled in the long jump and triple jump events and did well on the track as well as in the pole vault. Unfortunately, an injured hamstring cut his last season short and made things more challenging for him.
Using those skills and his knowledge he was able to be the Jumps coach for Mesquite High School’s last track and field season.
Outside of the sports arena, he is a very talented singer. He was able to participate in the highest choir, Advanced Vocal, for 3 of his four years in high school.
Bryce has faced more than a few challenges in his life but always met them with strength and determination along with love and kindness. I am so grateful for him and the strong characteristics he has.
He is thoughtful and willing to serve others. He is very good at helping others to feel included. He has been this way, always looking out for others, since he was very young.
He was a watchful older brother to his younger sister and always wanted to be included with his older brothers.
I think that is one reason he has been such a skilled soccer player. When you learn how to play with your brothers who are 7 and 9 years older than you, especially when they don’t make it easy for you, you gain skills fast 🙂
I feel bad that I don’t have more recent pictures of him but he is too busy for those things. When he is not working or at school he enjoys playing soccer, both in real life and online, playing volleyball, and going to the gym, and has done quite a bit of work to achieve his goals there as well.
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While he is currently living at home, he is looking forward to getting a place of his own (with a roommate) and leaving the watchful eye of his parents. He works hard to be independent and was even able to move up to Utah for a while last year before coming home to handle some health challenges.
I am so very grateful for the example he is to me of love and kindness and accepting others where they are. He is an amazing friend and willing to serve, always thinking of others.
I hope he can see and know how very loved he is by his friends and family. I hope he can see what a gift he is and what an example of good he is for so many.
Today he is under the weather and so I wish I could do more to help him feel better. But he is the one who has helped me heal these past 19 years. I love him dearly!
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!