He Could Have Been Born into Money and Power; But My Son was Born into a Football Family
My first born didn’t have a choice to be born to us.
He could have been born into a rich family that could give him every single thing a kid could ever want for.
He could have been born into a family where he was an only child and got all the attention.
He could have been born into a family that takes expensive vacations and takes summer and fall break trips to beautiful locations.
He could have been born into a family that owned some huge corporation and he would be groomed to one day be commanding CEO and make millions a year.
But he was born into our family.
A football family.
Where we aren’t rich monetarily but our investments are in the lives of young men.
Where he isn’t an only child; he has biological siblings but he gets 30-40 new brothers every single fall.
Where he doesn’t get expensive vacations but rather tag football in front of the field house with his buddies, a summer full of all day field house workouts and a different football field every Friday night.
Where he isn’t being groomed to be the next CEO and make millions but he just might be the next head football coach somewhere making a difference in the lives of young men every day.
He was given to us to raise.
And the man that’s raising him is having a small hand in raising a lot of other young men, too.
And mine is watching.
And he hears.
And I know he is proud to be the son of a football coach.
My name is Laura Pruitt and I am the stay-at-home-mom and wife of a football coach of 14 years. My husband is a head coach at a tiny little 2A school called Pisgah High School in Pisgah, AL. I grew up a girly girl and knew nothing of football. When I met my husband he was a football coach, along with his dad and his big brother, who is now the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. The last 11 years of marriage have been a rollercoaster being married to a coach but I wouldn’t have it any other way. My husband Luke and I have 4 children. John Cooper, Hudson, Spencer and Charlsie. The coach wife life isn’t for everybody, but I know I was born to be a coach’s wife and I embrace that challenge every single day!