Sammy and Tyler were at Hockey Camp this last week. It was a specialized program with 30 hours of ice time. They were on the ice 6 hours a day!
They would start at 8:30 a.m. and come home starving at 7:30 p.m. Sammy loved it last year and was ready again this year. He is in his element. Tyler begged to do this camp…. can I tell you… BEGGED. Despite our reservations, we signed him up.
Tyler, with his anxiety issues really struggled the first days. Not knowing anyone, not sure what they were going to do etc.. all the unknowns really set him off. But despite tears and all his anxiety, he did it! We are so proud of his efforts to overcome his fears and push forward. He really learned a lot and is ready for next year!
Sammy is a boy that is at home on the ice. He loves the game and is “able to see the game.” (Not my words).
Each year at camp they give a trophy out to the child that exemplifies good sportsmanship and behavior among other things.
Sammy was given the award. What a proud moment. Forget about number of goals scored, assists, etc., if my children can be remembered for their character… HOW AWESOME!
He is so humble about it too. He comes up to us (Josh and ) as I tell him I am proud. He looks at Josh and gives him a hug and says “But you are my favorite trophy!”
Tyler (who may feel in Sammy shadow at times) comes up and says, “Good Job Sammy!”
A proud moment!