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I've just got to tell someone!

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icanhandthemback Wed 21-Mar-18 00:09:45

We have just got back from the Schools England Hockey Cup competition where my son's team did very well finishing third; they were the first team in the school's history to get to the finals so we were already on a high. My DS has a medical condition which puts him at a disadvantage to the others but he has always been conscientious and keen to play no matter how much pain he has been in but no matter how hard he tries, he will never get higher than County Level because his body is just not designed for stamina or speed. Nevertheless, we are inordinately proud of his determination and were delighted to be told that he is to be the Captain of the 1st X1. I want to shout it to the world as this is such an honour and a recognition of his hard work but I have been told to keep it under my hat until the official announcement which is some way off. I think I'm going to burst so I hope I haven't outed myself so much on here that I have let the cat out of the bag!

phoenix Wed 21-Mar-18 00:22:55

Well done your DS, no wonder you are so proud!

NotAGran55 Wed 21-Mar-18 06:10:41

Huge congratulations to your son !

NanKate Wed 21-Mar-18 06:45:29

Your lad has done well. Brilliant. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

OldMeg Wed 21-Mar-18 06:46:10

You are quite right to be proud of your GS’s achievement πŸ˜€

OldMeg Wed 21-Mar-18 06:46:42

Sorry your DS!

Marydoll Wed 21-Mar-18 06:49:36

What wonderful news. Well done, your son!

ginny Wed 21-Mar-18 06:50:57

Well done him !πŸ‘

Greyduster Wed 21-Mar-18 09:01:04

Well done to your son! Always good to see your children achieve! πŸ‘

Alexa Wed 21-Mar-18 09:06:56


midgey Wed 21-Mar-18 09:11:22


Teetime Wed 21-Mar-18 09:28:48

icanhandthemback so well done you must be very proud of him. Hockey is a tough game and to be given the responsibility of Captain means he is a very valued member of the team. Congratulations. wine

radicalnan Wed 21-Mar-18 09:32:17

How magnificent !!!

Lovely to hear a positive story,

nipsmum Wed 21-Mar-18 09:39:11

Well done. We won't tell a soul, will we Gransnetters???

gerry86 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:42:02

That's great. You've brightened my morning.

Cherrytree59 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:43:02

Why an achievement. πŸ†

Auntieflo Wed 21-Mar-18 09:43:14

πŸ‘ Well done, just between us then 😷

Cherrytree59 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:45:03

So sorry blush
what an achievement! πŸ†

ActionNan57 Wed 21-Mar-18 09:50:20

Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement. Understandable that you're bursting to tell someone. I would be too.

luluaugust Wed 21-Mar-18 09:51:07

Well done smile

Icyalittle Wed 21-Mar-18 09:53:50

That is superb, very well done to him, and how lovely that you are able to show how proud you are of him. So you should be too, it’s a wonderful achievement!

gillybob Wed 21-Mar-18 09:57:39

Well done your son and his team icanhandthemback .

No wonder you are bursting with pride. Triumph over adversity. Yay!

Blinko Wed 21-Mar-18 10:01:06

Just WOW! Well done, your DS. How lovely for him and also for you flowers

threexnanny Wed 21-Mar-18 10:08:16

Good news is always worth hearing. Well done.

Hm999 Wed 21-Mar-18 10:08:28

Your story made me smile - thank you. Well done him

schnackie Wed 21-Mar-18 10:12:17

Congratulations indeed! I think we all love a positive story and Gransnet is the perfect place to share a secret!!

dizzygran Wed 21-Mar-18 10:16:36

Thank you for sharing your wonderful news with us. Well done to your son for his hard work and overcoming his problems - hope he has a very successful time as Captain. County hockey is no mean feat. And well done to you and your family for your support - you can be justifiably proud.

Kate51 Wed 21-Mar-18 10:17:42

Congratulations, what a lovely start to my day to read such a positive story.☺

grandMattie Wed 21-Mar-18 10:28:19

Wonderful. It is SO nice to have good news. Congratulations to all.

Mapleleaf Wed 21-Mar-18 10:35:34

Congratulations to your DS. You must feel very proud of him. 😁

lilihu Wed 21-Mar-18 10:36:06

How thrilling - I can feel your pride and excitement. Hockey is definitely a tough game, so a notable achievement.
Thank you for sharing the joy, it’s made me feel all warm inside.

patriciageegee Wed 21-Mar-18 10:38:25

Lovely post ican what a wonderful achievement after such hard work and determination flowers

blueberry1 Wed 21-Mar-18 10:40:53

How lovely to hear some good news-well done and congratulations to your son,he has achieved something to make you both proud!

Peardrop50 Wed 21-Mar-18 10:43:58

Congratulations and well done icanhandthemback junior.
Well done to you too Icanhandthemback for bringing up such a brave, hard working and determined son.
Pat on the back all round

allsortsofbags Wed 21-Mar-18 11:02:57

Well Done him and well done your family. Nice to have some positive news.

Happysexagenarian Wed 21-Mar-18 11:07:28

Well done him! Congratulations to you all.

2mason16 Wed 21-Mar-18 11:13:13

Well done on his fantastic achievement! Your post reminded me of when my daughter asked me to keep quiet about her pregnancy - I was over the moon! The week after my OH and I were in Madeira where no one knew us - but by the end of the week everyone there knew she was pregnant!

icanhandthemback Wed 21-Mar-18 11:21:06

I am absolutely blown away by all your messages of support. I know if I tell anyone around here they won't be able to resist telling someone else and before you know it, everybody will know.
He is the youngest of 6 (the others are all giving me grandchildren), very much later born because we had to save up for IVF, we had a major tragedy with our little girl on the way and he was our last ditch attempt. I always joke that they gave us the wrong test tube because he is conscientious, determined and sporty, things DH and I seemed to be lacking. I think we must have some lurking good genes hiding somewhere!

Nandalot Wed 21-Mar-18 11:42:40

He’s done brilliantly but I think your support should be recognised too.

NemosMum Wed 21-Mar-18 11:48:08

So pleased for you!

Gemmag Wed 21-Mar-18 12:19:47

Icanhandthemback......Congratulations and well done to your DS. I have some idea (just a little) how you must feel as my youngest DS played hockey for the 1st X1 at his school. Never made Captain. Enjoy it all and very well done again to your DS for all his hard work. I don’t envy you standing on the sidelines but I do remember those lovely teas afterwards making it all worth while, when their side won of course.πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

Nonnie Wed 21-Mar-18 13:19:15

What wonderful news. There is nothing like the feeling of being a proud parent or grandparent but it is not always easy to shout it out loud. I wish there was a clapping emoticon.

Legs55 Wed 21-Mar-18 13:31:11

Congratulations, this is such lovely news to brighten up the day. No wonder you're bursting with pride, I would find it difficult to keep something like this

Herbie9 Wed 21-Mar-18 14:48:14

What a wonderful son - he has achieved so much. You must be so proud. Congratulations to both of you.

Bez1989 Wed 21-Mar-18 15:24:16

It's great to hear GOOD NEWS on here and it's pleasent to hear about WINNERS ! WELL DONE to your son and his achievements. You must be so proud ! sunshineflowers

Luckygirl Wed 21-Mar-18 15:28:45

ll the more precious as it was against the odds - you be proud!!! smile

Luckygirl Wed 21-Mar-18 15:29:03


Tessa101 Wed 21-Mar-18 16:00:10

How lovely for you and your family. Congratulations flowers

Rosina Wed 21-Mar-18 16:50:43

That's wonderful; special people are the ones who can achieve against all the odds. There should be a Stephen Hawking award for those who battle on and get there in spite of every difficulty. Good for him!

FarNorth Wed 21-Mar-18 16:53:47

Fantastic ican sunshine sunshine sunshine

Willow500 Wed 21-Mar-18 17:59:56

That's a great achievement - no wonder you're bursting with pride - wonderful news!!

Hollycat Wed 21-Mar-18 19:38:47

How very nice for you all. My congratulations!

LuckyFour Wed 21-Mar-18 20:07:25

I'm echoing all the above comments. I can see why you are so very pleased and I'm sure you have more than a bit to do with his success!

123kitty Wed 21-Mar-18 20:19:49

I'm sure your encouragement and support has been invaluable to your DS, congratulations to you both. Aren't we lucky to have GN- your lovely secret is safe with us.

rafichagran Wed 21-Mar-18 20:29:17

So pleased for you and him. Congratulations.

hulahoop Wed 21-Mar-18 20:40:46

That's fantastic news you deserve to be proud πŸ‘

craftynan Wed 21-Mar-18 21:01:08

Just fantastic xxxxx

hicaz46 Wed 21-Mar-18 23:14:13

Congratulations. My GS was playing hockey today at Tonbridge but sadly his team didn't do as well as your GS. He is U11 and he is captain of his school and club team. As a proud grandparent I know how you feel.

Day6 Thu 22-Mar-18 02:34:51

Really pleased for you and your son! It must be very difficult having a child with limitations because of a medical condition so his achievement is absolutely wonderful. No wonder you are so proud. I'd bet he's got where he is because of lots of encouragement from his supportive and loving Mum. Take a bow too. Lovely story - thank you.

grannyactivist Thu 22-Mar-18 08:55:34

ican - my family are all incredibly modest and would never tout their achievements, but that's okay - I'm sure it's why they have me - to do it for them!! grin
Thus, I absolutely get why you would be so proud and want to tell everyone about your son's success; well done that boy!!!

annodomini Thu 22-Mar-18 09:26:52

ican, congratulations to your son. He clearly has all the leadership attributes of a fine captain of the First XI. I, too, was a 'hockey mum' when my DS played County Under 16s, and he is still playing for a club - aged 45!
Be proud! You deserve a share of his success. Mums do have a big part to play - I should know!

starlily106 Thu 22-Mar-18 09:57:51

Lovely to read this, you must be so proud.

Newquay Fri 23-Mar-18 09:27:36

Congratulations to DS and all the family too. No wonder you're bursting with pride! We all share your joyπŸ’πŸ˜€

johnsam Tue 29-Jan-19 22:10:32

Wow, this is fantastic! Your lad has done a good job.

tanith Tue 29-Jan-19 22:25:37

The original post was made nearly a year ago but I would love to see a follow up to it.

ayse Tue 29-Jan-19 22:27:17

Congratulations and well done to him. How wonderful

Elrel Tue 29-Jan-19 22:47:01

Great to see your son's achievement! πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ†