The day was quiet and going so smoothly and then the phone call came from Isaac's coach. He was letting me know they were on their way back from the game and that he needed to talk with me tonight. Lots of negatives happened before the game and during--even towards the coach. All I can say is Isaac is lucky that this coach offers grace and forgiveness. I was disappointed that Isaac chose to go to the B team (more fun & games vs. learning advanced skill), but he's going knowing that the coach will not tolerate him rooting loudly for the opposing team or other negative behaviors. He won't be asked to leave the team, but he will see a lot of bench time. Here's what I was told by the coach:
He asked for more time in the game during the coaches pre-game talk.
He was trying to block the teams practice shots even with them asking him to stop.
During the game he yanked off his jersey and threw it down at the coaches feet.
Next he touched an in-play ball that was coming his direction. That brought wrath towards the coach by the other coach and the refs.
Then he started rooting for the other team very loudly.
The coach gave him one more chance to change his behavior and when he didn't he told him to go in the stands and root for the other team as he was not welcome to do that from their bench.
We did include Isaac in the conversation after a short time so that he would know exactly what was said and so he could make his decision before we left. The part I must be in prayer about is the feeling that Isaac will think he won as this is what he has wanted since the first week when he didn't get much game time.
On a brighter note.... I got my day's to do list accomplished. Laundry, paid work, PT exercises and school with Isaac.
Tim is fighting the waves of grief over the loss of his friend, but overall he is doing well. He was asked to write a paragraph about the pre-ACS days that he spent with Curt for the eulogy. He wrote a nice document. Made me cry. Service is Saturday afternoon. Was glad to hear his sister who is in missions in Papua New Guinea arrived before he passed away.
Maegann had a good day at school and she finally was able to spend time with Asher at lunch. He's been a bit distant since she asked to "just be good friends" instead of boyfriend/girlfriend right now. Glad she kept trying.
Tomorrow will be school with Isaac, dental cleaning for me and Maegann's counseling.