Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mighty of spirit

Our little man Brahm blasted through all the stereotypes,
 and statements anyone ever made of his tiny little self.

Our 32 POUND

Six year old

WON ~ 4th in the Colorado state wrestling competition Saturday
and WON ~ 2nd in the rookie division!!

Dude had some fierce competition - 
wrestling a full bracket of kids
 6 years or younger and under 37 lbs!

Little studmuffin weighing in at a whopping 32 lbs

Loving his huge 4th place trophy!

We were there for 2 days - it was ridiculously long

Waiting for their turn

Brahm has the headgear on top!

Big brother coaching him!

Losing was hard but little man fought against kids 37 
and even heavier on Sunday as that weight level was increased to 39 lbs. 
 He did cry but it was a great lesson for him too.

I was proud he even went out against much heavier kids and did his best!

And I am most proud of this ~ our community.  
Because who really cares if a scrawny little six year old wins or not?

I look in this crowd and see face after face of our village cheering on our little man (and holding Tao LOL).  They cheered, high fived and made him feel like a true champion.

I don't know how long he will be able to wrestle,
or even walk.
But I know that this picture will be one I pull out in the years to come and show him,
HIS village cares and loves him, 



And this one ~

Besides carrying Brahm, and coaching him, (and eating all our food LOL)

He had his time to shine ~

No headgear with green shoes
He did NOT place, coming in 7th 
He fought HARD!
He went toe to with his mental nemesis
He finally learned to lose with grace.

I couldn't be prouder for both my boys,
and my littles who joined us,
and the ones who stayed home, 
AND Cav who came for Sunday and did NOT freak out in the crowd!

Hebrews 12:1
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,


  1. Proud of both of your boys! Looks like an awesome weekend!

  2. Thank you for showing your inspirational sons! It is heartwarming to see how loving and protective your oldest is of his brothers! Brought tears to my eyes!