Friday, May 28, 2010

My family never ceases to amaze me

My mom and dad, who have given me amazing support throughout my
journey of creating, running and playing with team Fearless, found out
that we had to pay for the field this weekend.

Without hesitation they have offered to pay. I told them no, but they
insisted.

My family as some of you may know have been involved with football for
some time. Most recently my dad and his team, the St Vital Bulldogs we
inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame as well as the St Vital
Mustangs Hall of Fame for winning three national titles in four years.
He sat as a board member of football Canada and the President of
Football Manitoba for many years. Along with coaching, managing,
administrating and starting up leagues. He was at football practice
when both my brother and I were born, seriously.

My mom, she was just always there. In the canteen, washing and
repairing uniforms, housing players and supporting "the football" that
happened in our house. Not to mention the hundreds of football games
she had to endure.

Well for the last of her kids games she decided to once again support
the football team and will pay for our field. For something that I
love. They believe in the cause, they believe we are worthy of their
support.

My immediate family helping out my extended family. I feel truly
blessed.

Please, each one of you that have the support of your families, the
ones that travel to watch you play, that drive you to practice, that
watch your kids while you are at football, that appreciate the effort
you put in to be who you are, give them a hug an say thanks. We
wouldn't be here without them.

Sorry for the rambling on but I wanted everyone to know how lucky I
feel to have been able to live my dream and help a bunch of you
realize yours.

Most of you are aware this is my last game this weekend. I will
continue on running the team but my body is getting less and less
forgiving. It has been an honour and a pleasure playing with each and
everyone of you, even OD when she kicks my ass. :)

Tomorrow we become real in the eyes of our community. They get to see
who we are and what we have worked so hard to become. Let's show them
who we are and what we are made of. Three years and it is finally
here. Let's do ourselves proud. Let's leave it all on the field. WE
ARE FEARLESS.

Thank you.
Tannis