Bought by the Blood

December 28, 2009

They Grow Up So Fast

Filed under: Family,Sacrifice,Urban Meyer — cubsfan1980 @ 12:34 pm
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I am almost 30 and a new dad.  Reading stories about Meyer’s retirement/unretirement to spend time with his family and prioritize his health remind me of my need for God’s grace because I know I can so easily go down the same path.  I am already seeing Miya grow up so fast.  It’s crazy to think that the process won’t get any slower especially as she starts to to talk and walk.

Saturday night, Meyer told The New York Times that oldest daughter Nicki rejoiced at the news of his impending resignation, saying, “I’ve got my daddy back.” Now it appears daddy is only back on temporary loan.

Last time I saw Meyer interact with his family was after Florida’s final regular-season game, a romp over Florida State in The Swamp.After addressing the media, he gave daughter Gigi a hug of unusual length. It was almost as if he were trying to squeeze days, weeks, months — maybe even years — of missed time into that single embrace.I thought of that Saturday night, when I heard Meyer was resigning.

I wondered if he felt like so many of us middle-aged fathers, watching your kids grow up and hoping you’re really an active participant and not just offering drive-by parenting while working your tail off. I found myself admiring him for walking away from the summit of his lucrative, insanely competitive profession for all the right reasons.

Read the rest at What does Urban Meyer really want? – ESPN.

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