18 years is how long I have been married as of today. WOW, am I even old enough to be married for that long? Oh yes, I turned 40 in December, but still I must have been married very young. 18 years and 8 children, this is a good blessed life. I have a great hubby.
Maybe you wonder why I would spend 9 hours in a gym to watch some high school wrestling on Saturday. I mean Mackenzie is my only high schooler, and we all know she does not wrestle. However, my friend Skeeter has a son who is a junior, I have known him since he was about 4 hours old. Lets just say he has grown a tiny bit since then as he laces up the shoes and snaps on the head gear at a lean mean 215lbs!! Skeeter, you may remember saved some of my children from being naked about a month ago in another warm gym. There's a friend of Mackenzie's who wrestles as well, he is also a friend of the family. Not to mention for my hubby (of 18 years) this is a dreamy day!!
2 STATE QUALIFIERS!! Yes indeed, I spent another day in a gym yesterday. Came out with 2 state qualifiers and 2 champs. Cael had one other boy in his bracket and so had to win the best of 3 matches, and had 2 pins. Carter had 4 other boys in his bracket, including a tough competitor who gives us great matches. Yesterday the other boy was on and out wrestled us, Carter was not feeling well and wrestling worse, but still found a way to win. I was proud of both of them. Now to the USA State meet in Cedar Falls to wrestle in the UNI Dome in March.
Have I had my full of wrestling? Nah, I really cannot think of any other way I would want to spend these winter months. Back to back days, gone, sitting in gyms (these do get smelly), I get into it. I love watching my boys, and have met a ton of great people. Monday, and back to the daily, and weekly life in a home with 10 people and 1 dog.