I apologize for the delay in my post.  I had a rather active weekend and didn’t really have time to sit down and blog.

My daughter turned 13 this past weekend and I decided to surprise her with a visit.  She also had a wrestling tournament so I was able to stay and watch her wrestle for the first time.  It was a great weekend for me though it involved a lot of driving and waking up early.

Watching my daughter wrestle brought back a lot of memories for me.  I never did wrestle in “little league” or in junior high, and I really had no intention of wrestling when I got into high school.  I was, in fact, a basketball player for many years and that is what I thought I would be doing.  I even had the high school basketball coach promise me a position on the varsity team if I tried out.

So why didn’t I?

I honestly don’t know.  Some decisions I made didn’t seem to have a rhyme or reason but they seemed to be the right decision.  One of those was wrestling instead of basketball.  Would I have made it to college as a basketball player and then maybe gone professional?  I highly doubt it.  I didn’t think I was that good.  Did I get anywhere from wrestling?  Nope, didn’t even try to go to college to do it.  But I am pretty positive that it was the right decision to make.

I had a friend who was on the wrestling team and he said they were looking for someone to record the matches so they could watch them and take notes.  I decided I’d do it since it meant I got to go on the trips.  Well, the coach informed me that if I was going to go on the trips I had to do the practices.  I decided that if I was going to do the practices that I was going to join the team.

And so it was done.

I had a nice little career in high school.  Won region 3 times (I believe) and many tournament championships, but I never did win a medal at the state tournament.  I broke the record for the fastest pin in the state of Utah but my coach never submitted it to the record books.  I had a lot of fun and learned a lot and enjoyed passing on some of what I knew to my daughter.

After driving down Saturday and spending the day with my two beautiful daughters, seeing my parents and niece and then coming back on Sunday I went on a short date with my wife, watched some television and then went to dinner with my family.

Great way to spend a weekend.

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