Who Inspired You Today?

Three has been a very important number in our house this summer. While other teenagers have been lying in bed or vaping themselves silly our oldest, Adam, has been working hard. Running, lifting weights, cross training. All because of the number three. He even turned the garage into a gym, which beats its usual role as a dumping ground for discarded bicycles, garden furniture and Christmas decorations.

The reason? Why, the number three of course. Or rather the number three shirt for the college 1st XV rugby team. Now, for the boring bit. Number three is the tight head prop position, one of the most important on the team. It’s a highly skilled role which requires great strength, stamina and technique. It largely goes unnoticed but if the tight head has a bad game, then the team invariably does as well.

Adam was told last season by his coaches that if he worked hard during the summer he had a shot at the number three shirt. Competition for places is traditionally fierce and he was going up against boys two years older than himself. Yet, on Saturday, he started at number three for the first XV, and played the full match, holding his own against bigger and older opposition.

Dreams can happen. But they often require a lot of hard work. All of our kids inspire me on a daily basis, and this is just another example. I could write equally inspiring posts about Hannah and Rebecca, and indeed have done and will continue to do so. Today just happened to be Adam’s turn. Now if only we could get him to tidy his room.

Who has inspired you today?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 15 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

35 thoughts on “Who Inspired You Today?

  1. What a fantastic story! Kudos for Adam for keeping focused on his goal and achieving it from hard work and commitment.

    Iโ€™ve lots of people who inspire me. The trick is letting them in. Thanks for a lovely reminder.

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  2. Inspiration–from whence does it come? My almost 98 year old aunt who lives with us. She walks and talks and reads the paper and does her own laundry. I now am developing routines too at my old age. Ha. I’m a child to her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Great job, Adam! I find my kids inspiring as well. Sure, they don’t always have the same goals that I do, like learning fractions, but I love seeing them motivated and working hard toward something.

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  4. You inspire me. The more people write and connect here, the more I yearn to stay home and do the same. When I’m out driving for Uber and Lyft, more and more I find myself thinking about my next blog post. Best of luck to Adam and the team!

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  5. Yay Adam! I know thatโ€™s got to feel great as parents. The comment about his room made me smile. My inspiration today was the song โ€œNot Afraidโ€ on the new album โ€œLiving with Fire.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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