MIAGD:  Getting back on the horse

MIAGD: make it a great day 


Fear can come in many different forms, and can resurface in countless ways. 

Having raised adopted sons, and a number of foster sons who passed through on respite stays, I noticed how their past fears were not a thing of the past, but very real.  Their hesitations were sometimes overcome, but not always. 


We all have something that nibbles and gnaws at our sense of security.  Sometimes, we can get back in the batter’s box to tackle those flying balls in order to hit those home runs in life.  

However, sometimes we cannot get past the root of those fears because they’ve been buried so deep, and for so long. 


Teaching and parenting has allowed me the opportunity to coach, encourage, and model how we get past our fears.  There’s nothing more exciting than to see young folks reach out to the “oncoming baseballs” that once produced fear, and to swing the bat.  Sometimes they miss, sometimes it’s a hit. 

But they still got back into the batter’s box.  

If we can, it’s important we all return to the batter’s box.  I always live that feeling when I recognize what I once feared was nothing at all to fear.  It’s freeing!!!

While you are out there fighting your dragons, don’t forget to make it a great day, Folks!

Yes… this is my youngest son!

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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