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This is a great story. You did a nice job of painting a picture for the reader. The only thing I was hoping for was for Mom to tell him even more that he didn't make that basket by himself. It never would have been possible if the other teammates hadn't done their jobs, if the couch and assistant coach hadn't poured hours into teaching him, if she herself hadn't sacrificed so he could play at all, not to mention the janitor who polished the gym floor, the laundry who washed towels, the ticket taker and security guard too were all a part of that shot. Life is much like that moment. You really show how God uses so many of us. Each one is so important. That's a beautiful message, and a great reminder for so many of us. You did a great job,
Oh, so beautiful! This piece touched my heart.

I just loved your mom in this story...she reminded me of my mom who watched over me to bring me to righteousness. When she did do it I was confused too. We often do not see our own sin. So I thnked my Mom today due to this story. Thank you.
I loved the story and I loved the message. But I did want his mom to say she loved him anyway in spite of her reservations.
You very seldom see that attitude in parents today. Especially in proud USA. I have been in education and have seen so many parents instill a winning, #1 spirit in their children. I have witnessed parents punching referees, screaming obscenities at umpires and coaches and making a complete idiot of themselves just to instill pride in their children. What a shame. Sometimes we go in the complete opposite and rob our children of hard work and success, and do it in the wrong way. A good story to make us assess our methods. Good job. God bless.