I have been the mom of a wrestler for close to 10 years. However, when he was younger, the matches were nowhere near the intensity they are now. All my kids are involved in some sort of sport – football, wrestling, track, baseball, and gymnastics – so I have always seen myself as an all-sports-mom. However, I have come to realize that being the mom of wrestler takes a lot more energy than any of the others. Let me explain…
Watching my son wrestle has to be one of my top 5 things to do. The roller coaster of emotions wear you down or lift you up. I have seen many a tough wrestler walk off the mat in tears, including my own son. The effort and energy these wrestlers give is beyond what you see on any field or court. And while it may seem like an individual sport, it truly is not. The bond of a team of wrestlers is an amazing thing to witness and every win or loss affects them all. Even with all the stress, sore muscles, and emotions I would not trade it for anything else. Win or lose I love being a wrestling mom.
Have a blessed day.
Mom of 5 amazing kids, married to Shawn, retired teacher of 19 years, cares for a total of 9 pets (3 frisky cats and 6 great-tempered dogs), daughter, really amateur photographer, photoshopper, a football, wrestling, track, baseball, dance, and tumbling mom, zazzle designer, constant dieter, handles the budget, hates to cook, addicted to coffee, trying-to-quit smoker, TV potato, and passionate about writing.