Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Someone is proud of you

This young boy loved football, though he never played it. He lived with his father and never missed a single football match in his school. The father son duo had a special bondage. Even though the son never made to play football,his father kept inspiring him,cheering him and always made it to watch the football matches with him. The young boy was so fond of football that he decided to try his best at every practice session.

When this young boy went to high school, he decided to try even harder. He came to all the practice sessions and matches without any fail. Everyone was sure he could never make it to a cut,but he did. The coach admitted that he has put him on the list,as he puts his heart and soul to the game. Moreover, he provides every member with moral booster that they badly needed.

The news of surviving the cut was so thrilling that he rushed to the nearest phone and called his father. His father shared his excitement and made up to attend all the high school football matches.This young boy never played an actual match in his 4 yrs of high school. He practiced hard before the match commenced.Shortly, before the play off game, the coach met him with a telegram in his hand. The young boy read the telegram and became deathly silent. He showed the telegram to the coach and asked him politely if its OK for him to miss the match of the day. The coach put his arm around him and said,"Take the rest of the week off and don't even plan to come back to the game on Saturday."

In the final quarter of the game when the team was 10 points behind, a silent young boy entered the locker room. He put his football gear on and came down to the coach. The boy requested the coach to allow him to play. The coach at first didn't even notice him. He tried to best ignore the boy's request,as he feared losing the match. However, he finally gave up to the boys request and allowed him to play. Before,long the coach and other players could not believe their eyes,as this boy made his way to goal post. The opposing team could not stop him,as he ran,passed and tackled like a star. Soon, the game was tied and in closing few seconds, the boy hit the final goal that lead to victory. His teammates hoisted him to the shoulders,and such cheering that never before was heard.

After, the stands have been emptied, team had showered and left the locker room, the coach noticed the young boy sitting quietly at the corner. The coach came to him and said,"I am proud of you,you were fantastic." Tell me what got into you? How did you do it?" He looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Well, you knew my dad died, but did you know that my dad was blind?" The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, "Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him I could do it!"

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