When Love Yells

Last night,  I commended my 15 year old basketball player on his efforts.  I told him that in his last game, he played with a level of intensity that I had not seen from him in a very long time.

I would like to believe that he played aggressively because I yelled at him during his warm up.  Yes, I yelled. I surprised myself and my daughter who was sitting right below me.

It was his third game of the day, my fifth game as a spectator.  It was after 5 p.m., I had been in gymnasiums since 11 a.m. and I was ready to go home.  So when I yelled, “Son, can we win a game today?! I’m tired of losing!” I was frustrated but it was out of love.  Although we lost, I know that I awakened the potential in my son that he had forgotten.  I also know that when love yells, you better answer.

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One thought on “When Love Yells

  1. Weather winning or losing, what unlocked the intensity for your son in this game was that no matter what,he saw you there still rooting for him and giving him support after a bad day of events. Yes it’s love, but also him wanting to show his mom that he can do it and make you proud of him. It’ something special about a mother’s love for her son and his for her. They don’t always say it, but they (sons) will always try to show their mom how much they love and care for them. Simply put a reaction to your actions, and it’s all out of the love you two have for each other.

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