Its The Roar Of A Sunday Crowd…

 

ATTENTION!

Unless absolutely not allowed or unable, please click play on the above video now to get the full effect of this post while you read and see pics..

I have heard this song by Garth at least 10k times if I have heard it once. Always liked it and even knew most of the words. However until this past weekend, I had no idea what the true meaning of the song was.

Now, I get it. I really do. It is not just a song. It is a story.  Its a lifestyle. Its my son.

So some of you remember I recently shared that my youngest son Jesse-19 had moved to Texas to follow the Professional Rodeo circuit. He did not get a warm welcome. Just weeks after moving he took off on a multi-state rodeo trip.

This past Sunday I got this text-

Jesse ” dad, just case you want to know, I am in a Minneapolis hospital awaiting surgery. A bull stepped on my leg at last nights rodeo and snapped it clean in half like a twig. Yeah you should have seen it sticking out of my jeans”

Me- “Huh”

Me ” You mean hospital , hospital, like surgery surgery?”

Me thinking to myself ” Do I drink?”

Jesse ” Yeah but anyway I cannot understand what these people are saying dad. They talk funny. This lady asked me like 4 x if she could get my ” beck” and I told her I don’t have a beck.  Then she pointed at my gear bag. I guess beck means bag up hear”

Me- ” Are you ok? Are you upset about your career or what is the deal? What are they saying?”

Jesse ” Dad, I said my LEG – that’s a long way from my heart. They say after surgery I can get my cast off in 6-8 weeks. Its just going to drag my comeback out. I guess they are putting a metal rod in my leg to hold the bones together.”

Later on -After Surgery

Jesse ” dad- here are some pics of my new rod and cast. wp-image--1313380251No need to fly out- my girl is flying in to drive my truck home to Texas. Love you -talk to you later”.

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And today I just got a report from Jess that the doctor in Texas took his cast off and is letting him be wrapped in an ACE bandage.. Now its a matter of strengthening his leg muscles around the rod, learning to walk on that leg and then to jump off of a bull with a long metal rod in his jump off leg..It would not hurt my feelings at all if y’all kept Jesse in prayer for a healthy and speedy recovery.. Thanks!

TJ

 

 

 

Author: www.dontlabelmykid.wordpress.com

Social Worker- Mental Health, Addictions, and Behavioral health- Leadership Educator-, Juvenile Justice. A variety of coaching.

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