The weekend that just past brought to Mount Albert for the Roots Wakeboard comp at the Rial Yard.
First off that park was really nice and located in the perfect place. Super easy to find as I think I saw about 12 signs on the way to the park directing us where to go.
The night before the competition we camped at a beautiful provincial park and woke up to pouring rain and the tent leaking. Somehow the rain could dampen our spirits. We were just so excited to be camping out we didn’t care. the only thing were missing was our Bean as she had to work.
After packing up the tent in our bathing suits we found a coffee time and had some breakfast.
Tristan had a great warm run before the competition started actually a damn near perfect run. When it was his turn to do his run….well he just wasn’t able to pull it together. Excuses aside such has the pouring rain and wind it just wasn’t his day. To be 100% honest this sort of thing has never happened to him before. I’ve never seen him so disappointed in himself. My heart broke for him. Then I tried to get him to snap out of it right away which was a huge mistake. He needed time to think about what had happened and realize its not the end of the world on his own. He ended up finishing in 2nd place that he still believes was a gift that he didn’t deserve, but what he did end up wining was such a great experience. Sometimes things just don’t go your way and you have to learn to deal with it. That feeling of being disappointed in yourself isn’t really a bad thing if you choose to grow and learn from it….rise up from it!
My job wasn’t to make it better for him what was to let him know that we are proud of him no matter what. I think he got that but just wasn’t able to see it right away.
I love that kid so much!