Wow! I don’t event know where to start. Thank you seems like too small of a response to the experience I received because of a video you shared with me a few weeks back. It so resonated with me that I shared it with the parents of the team I coach. It also had a profound impact on my son. He just turned 10 and loves everything baseball.
I wrote a letter to my son after a few weeks of contemplating the video. I have included the letter at the bottom of this email. I wanted him to know what drives my commitment to him and I was blown away by the example you shared with me in the video. This morning started like any other morning until I shared that letter with my son. The emotional response that I got from him was as real as it gets. He hugged me and melted into my arms like it was his place of safety.
Later that evening, before we headed out to his hitting lesson, I gave him a gift I had bought him. It was a new bat. Just before we walked in to his lesson he handed me a slip of paper with a note he wrote to me during the day. I have attached a picture of that note for you. Some of the spelling needs work but the message is clear. From one father to another (I assume you have kids) and from one coach to another…thank you for helping me begin to understand that there is more to this than we think. And that it is quite simple to influence your child in a positive way.
We attended his lesson and he did well. He is still processing the meaning behind all of this but he is totally getting it. His attention and focus at his lesson was excellent. We have a new code phrase between us now. Rocket Fuel 143. The 143 portions stands for ‘I love you’ and is thenumeric count of the letters that make up ‘I Love You’.
The letter I gave him is now taped to his ceiling so he can see it every night before he goes to bed. How cool is that!!!
I would love to have the consult session you mentioned. I think you can see that I am committed to my son and my team completely. I know it will help me with my team and continue to help me with my son.