Tag: ‘colin’


Mother’s Day Thoughts for Single Moms, Wrestling Moms and All Moms

Michele Weldon | May 7, 2010

Your children can make you cry, they just can, whether they mean to or not, and sometimes they really mean to. Teenagers can be particularly harsh; I have a friend who says sometimes teenagers are just not good people. I have two teenagers at 16 and 19 and a post-teenager at 21. But any therapist […]


On Procedures, Disappointment, Perspective and Cake

Michele Weldon | February 28, 2010

The team’s athletic trainer called me at work about 3:30. I needed to get Colin to the emergency room as fast as possible. On the Tuesday after regionals, what was initially thought to be a shin bruise, was now a dark purple, hot, swelling, gross mass, the size of a mango, or a small eggplant.


It’s Not a Hill, It’s a Mountain

Michele Weldon | October 23, 2009

My youngest son, Colin, is moving into wrestling season, hoping to make varsity his sophomore year. He weighs about 130 now, is hoping to make 125, but he will go to 119, if Coach Powell needs him to. Colin is eating five to six pieces of fruit a day, lots of fresh vegetables, some grilled chicken or salmon, working out, running, lifting weights and eager to start practice in a few weeks. He is more eager than anxious. But he knows he will be tested.


Slideshow: Tournament

Tommy Giglio | July 6, 2009