There are times when life lessons are are a result of your actions, and other times life lessons find you.
In this case, Luke is going to learn a great deal about himself for about 4 to 6 weeks. You see, he fractured his wrist at recess on Thursday and will be getting the cast on sometime later this afternoon. Life lessons found him.
And although it may not be a life lesson like poking fun at the biggest kid in your school, it will be that type of life lesson that you learn a great deal about your self and how resilient you can be.
He has already figured out that playing video games are going to be tough, yet he figure out how to use the rest room with his “Sugar Splint” on. First night after it happened, he struggled getting comfortable for going to bed.
Then over the weekend we found out that the Waukesha Park n Rec Soccer league rules will prevent him from playing the rest of the season. The news was devastating to him because he was finally “getting” it on the soccer field. He was really into proper spacing on offense, and knew what was going on. We talked about how being a team player means going to the games the rest of the year and participating as much as possible at practice. Just because you are injured does not mean you are not part of the team any more.
Maybe a true test for any person would be not what they do when the chips are down, but what they do when they break a bone.