The last 9 years have taken us on quite an adventure. We have been dealt our fair share of struggles but we have also had several triumphs. As we once again, stand here at the entrance of the football season, I want to give you a few words to hold onto before we run out onto the field of life once again.
We love you Coach. We are about to embark on another season of very little time with you. One that consist of more late night kisses, and missed mornings than I care to think about, but we will take every chance we get to see you, kiss you, and hug you. You are the most amazing father, and example of not only hard work, but a man following the direction in which God told him too. So as you approach that midseason slump, you are becoming exhausted and running on fumes, remember, we love you.
We are your biggest fans. We will be there every single Friday (or Thursday) night cheering you and your boys on. No matter how late the stadium lights burn we will be standing there waiting for you until the end. We will be ready to give kisses and hugs for victories and defeats. Win or Lose, you are our favorite coach.
You are growing his kingdom. It wasn’t until recently that I truly understood what you do. With each year I have gained more football knowledge, and learned more of the nuts and bolts of the behind the scenes of the coaching world. I have watched as you have touched the lives of so many young men, growing them into men this world needs. I have seen lives changed, young boys who come to you as their father. But until recently, I did not see the true calling of your career. You are growing the Lord’s kingdom. This is not only your job but also your ministry. You are doing such wonderful work for the Lord, and I cannot be more proud of the man that you are.
I still need you. Yes, I can take care of the household, manage the kids, run all the errands, but I still need you. I will always need you. As self sufficient as I am, as much as I am “use to” this lifestyle, and taking care of it all. I still need you. I need your love, your attention, your affection, and your support. Sometimes, I may need a shoulder to cry on or someone to cheer for me. So as I handle it all, while you are busy at the field house, do not think for one moment, I don’t need you.
As the years pass, I gain more and more of an understanding of what you do. I also gain a better understanding of my role as your wife. We live with a unique lifestyle, that many others do not understand, but I love every minute of it. Coach, you are the love of my life, my very best friend, and I love you.
Good luck this season, and know we are always here waiting for you at the end of the field.
We love you Coach!
Forever and Always
Your Wife and Kids