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Like most parents, I truly love my son. Jay just turned 10 a couple months back, and these last few years have created some of the most unique and amazing moments in my parenting journey. This year, he started at a new school. It’s a huge challenge for any child to be uprooted from their friends and dropped into a new area. I was so nervous for him that I started crying when I dropped him off. When he came back from his first day, you know what he said? “Mom, I made five friends today!” You should take my completely unbiased opinion when I tell you he’s the most incredible kid out there. I’m inspired by who he is and who he wants to be. Jay is a unique kid because he just goes with the flow. If I need to work, he totally understands and makes it easy to do my job. He enjoys reading, especially Harry Potter. He plays roller hockey and went to the championship with his team. Okay, scratch that. After reading this, he’d like me to accentuate that they won the championship. MY INSPIRATION FOR LAW IS ONLY 10 YEARS OLD And I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way
him dedicate time to developing his footwork and improving both on and off the field. He also wants you to know his favorite part about soccer is “scoring goals.”
On the sidelines, I definitely try to not be “that mom.” I do my best to keep my mouth shut, but I swear, by the time the second half rolls around, I just can’t. I do remain as encouraging as possible, but I can’t contain my excitement.
So many people want to talk about passion lately, but my passion is my child. When Jay flourishes in a task, there is nothing more
rewarding for me in the entire world. It gives me pride, but most importantly, it gives me hope. When I see Jay light up the world around him, I know that no matter what is wrong in life, his smile can cure it. Jay is love personified to me, and when he wins, it’s not just a win for him or for me as a mother. It’s a win for love. The part that melts my heart the most is the fact that he’s not afraid to ask for time with Mom. Whether it’s cuddling up on the couch next to me or just asking for help with a simple task, the amount of warmth and love I receive from this precious child is something I can never put into words. He’s my drive, my passion, my life. In a way, I don’t know if I’m parenting Jay and molding him to be a great man, or if he is molding me to be better. He’s an inspiration for me to constantly strive to be more. If you’re a parent, I’m sure I’m not explaining anything you don’t already feel, but he’s why I do what I do. I got into law because of the challenges and the ability to solve complex problems, but I fight so passionately because of a 10-year- old soccer player.
“The amount of warmth and love I receive from this precious gift is something I can never put into words.”
Soccer is turning into one of Jay’s major interests. He started off playing in AYSO soccer when he was 5 years old. My husband coached him. His love for the game was cultivated there, and that led to him trying out for a high-level local club team called Slammers with a few of his friends. It’s been incredible to watch
- Anna Serrambana
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