So Proud Of Our Kids

Now that Adam is sadly sidelined with a knee injury, Rebecca has taken up the mantle of sporting star for the Black family. After trying out a number of activities in recent years, everything from ballet to taekwondo, she has settled on football as her chosen sport. She started training with the local girls football team, Lurgan Town FC, last month and has now played two games for them in the regional Under 15 league.

Rebecca, at almost 13, is one of the youngest members of the squad, but has thrown herself fearlessly into the fray with her usual energy and enthusiasm. The hard work and positive attitude have paid off as the girls have won their first two matches, scoring a whopping 16 goals in the process, while conceding none. Rebecca has played her part in both games with some lovely passes and tough tackling.

Fionnuala and I are proud of all three of our children and hate seeing them injured or ill, through no fault of their own. Both Adam and Hannah have had tough weeks in that respect and, as parents, it is hard to watch and even harder to understand. They are good kids and deserve better than what they have been given these last few days. I’ve been amazed ,however, by the courage and belief they’ve shown in the face of adversity.

The one bright light in the gloom has been watching a fit and healthy Rebecca enjoying herself on the football pitch. She was representing all of us out there last night and was a joy to watch. I’m hopeful to see Adam back on the rugby pitch and Hannah on the theatrical stage in due course. Our kids deserve the limelight while we watch proudly from the sideline or audience. They are our everything.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 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.

23 thoughts on “So Proud Of Our Kids

  1. Yes, parents should enjoy their kids. They bring a different aspect of life into the home.
    Then they start dating, get married and have their own children.
    I have only one child, a daughter. Now I am enjoying my three grandchildren, the oldest is twelve. They are full of youthful energy, energy I cannot keep up with.
    Keep going, sounds like you have a very close wonderful family!


  2. Good evening, After reading your words I am pretty sure that Fionnuala and you are great parents with great kids. I wish you all the best & speedy recovery to Adam. I would like to thank you for liking my latest blog post (β€œS” Drops Like a β€œS”trike Pearl 😡⚑️). It meant so much to me. Have a lovely evening. ☺️


  3. Thanks for allowing us to celebrate your kids with you. My sons both played soccer (football) and I love watching it. Is Hannah the one in the black kit there in the middle of the photo?


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