Sunday, May 25, 2014

May 25

May 25, 2010.
Kenton absolutely loved playing goalie for the Destroyers. He wasn't the tallest, or the fastest, but he always stood strong in that goal box, knocking down goals, and not giving up.

That's the same philosophy he used as catcher/3rd baseman for the Hyrum Cardinals in 2011, and the Hyrum Yankees in 2012. Standing strong, giving his all.
It wasn't just in the sports arena that Kenton exhibited this quality. This was how he lived.
Kenton knew that his best was enough.
Win or lose, he was enough.
Wouldn't it be great if we could all live that way?
Always give our very best and know that win or lose, we are enough?!
Grieving families have a different level of "best" each day. Some days we can almost be normal. Other days, it's all we can do to get out of bed, get dressed, go to work, and then come back home. And some days, even that is too much. In fact, I think this is true for most everyone, grieving or not.
Our best is all we can give.
And it IS enough.
Let us be gentle with each other. And with ourselves.
I hope there's soccer in heaven!
And baseball, and karate, and wrestling, and guitars, and pianos, and singing, and endless sketch pads and art supplies!!
Missing you always, loving you forever, handsome boy!

1 comment:

Megan Maughan said...

He has a great mom who obviously let him know he was enough in everything he did! This post brought tears to my eyes. I hope I can instill in my kids what you have in Kenton. He is such a good role model!