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IN FULL SWING SUMMER TRAVEL
For many families, summer is the time to travel. I’m sure many of our readers are getting ready to load up for a road trip or may be returning from spending the Fourth of July with their relatives. For our family, the travel schedule is about to reach a fever pitch. Both my daughter and son are competing in out-of-state tournaments this month, meaning the De La Fuente family will be heading from coast to coast in the span of a week. Going to these big games is an incredible opportunity for the kids, and as a father, it’s great to see them excelling at sports they love! Still, I apologize in advance if I seem jet-lagged around the office. Our biggest jump is also at the top of the itinerary. For the first time, the family will be flying out to sunny California to cheer on my daughter on the softball field. We won’t have much time to sightsee, however, because before that tournament is even over, my son has to meet his team all the way back on the East Coast, in Maryland. “As crazy as this travel schedule may seem, I wouldn’t have it any other way.” To accommodate this, my son and I will be leaving early, and my wife and daughter will follow as soon as her tournament ends. Then we’ll all drive to Maryland. Luckily, I don’t have any trouble sleeping on airplanes. As crazy as this travel schedule may seem, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My kids have a blast doing what they love, and my wife and I get to be right there on the sidelines cheering them on. That’s what being a team is all about! Sometimes I worry about my kids having too much on their plates, and yet they continue to prove me wrong. This year, my daughter played for both her middle school
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and travel team, while my son excelled at both lacrosse and baseball. Despite these extracurriculars, they have great grades in school. My daughter in particular has taken a liking to math and science. In fact, she is already getting serious about thinking of her future. About a year and a half ago, my daughter told me that she wanted to become a physical therapist. I was amazed and a little shocked. It’s very flattering when your kids tell you they want to learn about your world and go into the same profession. I was honored, but thought it might have been just a passing sentiment. And yet, so far, she’s sticking to her story. Being 13 years old, it’s still pretty early for her to be committing to a career path. But she definitely has the dedication and passion the job requires. Plus, she gets plenty of exposure to our office and likes what we do! As someone who has had sports injuries of her own, she has firsthand knowledge of the good that physical therapy can do for athletes. The fact that she wants to be a part of that speaks to her altruism and kind heart. Regardless of what the future holds, I’m very proud of where my family is right now. We may be all over the country this month, but so long as we’re together, supporting one another, we’re right at home.
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– David DeLaFuente
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