The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

Life goes on and on and on…

That’s what we have to realize at this time. Tracy and I always talk about having a magical device that you could just push a button and you could be somewhere else or fast forward time to bypass hard times. I would use it every time I am coming home late from fishing, her to get us through bad times quickly. But without the bad times, there would be no good times; you can’t have one without the other. So life goes on, although very unpleasant as it may be.

However, in the wallowing sea of sadness we are currently living in, we had a super bright spot today, something I have been looking forward to years and years. My first time watching a high school game with one of my kids playing. Dorian had his first high school game today, and I was sooooo excited. I have coached all my kids in something, but it all started with Dorian and basketball. He immediately took an interest in basketball and he was good from early on. Although he is almost always the smallest kid on any team he is on, football, basketball, baseball, ballet, .. ok I made that last one up, usually has the most heart. I have watched him get pummeled by bigger kids in football, try to box out huge kids in basketball, try to hit balls thrown by mere giants in baseball, and go right back and get some more. The kid has heart and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He is not always the fastest or best, but he is almost always one of coaches favorite ( I am not counting me even though I have coached him in just about everything except that ballet thing) because he never ever complains and he does what he is told. He could have tears streaming down his eyes, he does what he is suppose to do and he does it to the best of his ability. You cannot ask for more than that, although as his coach I probably have. So today’s blog is in honor of my oldest child, my parent’s oldest grandchild ( out of 20 I think) and Tracy’s parent’s oldest grandchild, Dorian Grey Godfrey. I could not be prouder of him.

He was sooo nervous, as I remember being. He looked lost for the first few minutes.

He was sooo nervous, as I remember being. He looked lost for the first few minutes.

Let's get this thing started!

Let's get this thing started!

It seems to me that kids are much bigger than when I was in school. I remember thinking I was hot stuff, and it turns out I was right, but I don’t remember kids looking so big; especially freshman.

Dude, we could so take these guys, just us three.

Dude, we could so take these guys, just us three.

Textbook defense, (just like dad taught him).

Textbook defense, (just like dad taught him).

Dorian didn’t play tons tonight, but when he did he played well. He had the best defensive stance I saw all night, and some great moves. Pretty sweet shoes help too.

You can see how close his head is to the rim here, hope the NBA scouts were watching.

You can see how close his head is to the rim here, hope the NBA scouts were watching.

If there is a camera around, Jo will find it.

If there is a camera around, Jo will find it. Her forced smile is quite unique.

Beautiful skies on the way home.

Beautiful skies on the way home.

I just threw this one in here because it was eerily pretty and icy on the way home, plus maybe Aspen Hotels will give me some $$ for putting em in my blog.

Here is a short video of some of Dorian’s action tonght. You can watch it here or tune into ESPN Sportscenter tonight at 10pm. Oh yeah, they won by like a dozen points or so, after all that is what is most important, isn’t it?

3 responses

  1. Ty

    Lookin good Dorian!

    I’m not sure but I almost think you were diss’n ballet… Do I need to unfriend you?

    I think Niki’s step sister is sitting in the Textbook Defense pic with the light blue coat!

    January 18, 2009 at 5:26 am

  2. So are you defending ballet? Oh I forgot your Build A Bear was Beanie the Ballet Bear, sorry I take it back.

    January 18, 2009 at 7:43 am

  3. Ty

    Well, after seven years in the trade I have to stick up for it a littlle. It’s what made me the man that I am today…

    January 19, 2009 at 7:27 am

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