Jackson grabbed several flags on his game, Tyson scored a touchdown, and Jordan scored 2 touchdowns during his games. The boys already knew they did great, but after the game we were all congratulating Mariah for running the ball so far. Then Jordan added, "I made sure I blocked the other guys to keep them away from Mariah while she ran the ball."
"Really?" I said, "I hadn't noticed!" I looked back at the video, and there he was- running down the field alongside Mariah blocking the opponents while she gloriously ran free. Because I had only been looking at how well Mariah was doing, I didn't even notice the supporting role her brother had played.
Jordan's watchful eye and fast legs was a role of great importance as he helped his sister succeed!! As I continued to watch this quick 15 second video, I noticed the great disappointment on Jordan's face when the other team did grab her flag. He rubbed his hands together with a determination to never let that happen again!
I continued to think about the roles these kids are playing in each other's lives...
This morning, we went on a 4 1/2 mile training run for our upcoming race in Niagara Falls. Tyson really wanted to run on a trail in the woods, but it was about a mile down a busy street to get there. Mariah rode her bike while we ran- which makes me nervous on her wobbly wheels.
As I looked back, my heart was comforted that all the way there, Tyson ran alongside her to keep her safe from falling into the road... protecting her from the danger. His role was of great importance too as he brought physical safety to his sister.