Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18th 2011

OK!! Got in big trouble with Colette because I put a picture of her on the BLOG! I thought she looked great? And from the comments so did everyone else. She will get over it?

Howie and Dave got to have a good visit this morning, brought Jigger a sausage and Egger very excited!
Jason and Colette are getting a tour of the Glenrose later today! Things are getting closer!

Jigger working had at Physio! Guess who took this picture??? :)

OK- Sorry for the confusion with some of the Content on the BLOG.

HOP- Stands for "House Of Pain" and it  is a work out cross fit class that Jason is part of.

HOLD THE ROPE- It is something Kensey's ringette team Believes in VERY much- Go STING!

Please read Below.....

"Hold the Rope" by Yvette Gironard, Head Softball Coach at University of Southwest Louisiana

Every year a college team wins the NCAA title.  Every year an ASA team wins Nationals.  Every year the best high school team in each Division wins the state crown.  All of these team have one thing in common, and contrary to popular belief, gifted, talented, athletes is not the answer.  No matter how tough it became through their season, they did one thing ... they held the rope.
What is holding the rope?  Imagine you are hanging off the side of a cliff with a drop of 20,000 feet.  The only thing between you and a fall to death is a rope, with the person of your choice at the other end.  Who do you know that has the guts to pull you to safety?  Who will hold the rope?
If you can name two people that's not good enough because those two people might not be around.  The next time your team is together, look around and ask yourself, who could I trust to hold the rope?  The look at yourself and ask the same question - who would I hold the rope for?  When you can look at every member on your team and say to yourself that they all would hold the rope, including yourself, you are destined to win a lot of ball games.
You don't have to be the best team on the field to win the game.  I know, I have had two teams that were not the most talented but believed in the rope.  Those were two Women's College World Series teams.
No matter what sport you play, in order to win, you have a commitment to your team.  If you are supposed to run sprints at the end of practice, do it well.  If you have to practice, do it, don't just go through the motions because you are then wasting everyone's time.  Once you start letting up at practice or start missing your workouts, you've killed the team because you didn't hold the rope.  When you need to take your own time to eat right, sleep well and/or rehab, do it so you can hold the rope when your team needs you.  Remember this is a team sport, everyone must be hold the fibers.

I think Jigger has a lot of people HOLDING THE ROPE.... You?


  1. Hey Colette you look absolutley beautiful darling and Jason is looking great. Cheryl did a great job on your hair. Say Hi to Jason and our prayers are on going with you and Jason. Lots of luv. Cyber Holly and Russell

  2. Hey Jason and Colette. Looking great you guys. Fantastic to see and hear your doing so well, Jigger. Great pictures! Keep up the good work,buddy. Hoping to see you soon.

  3. Definately "Holding the Rope" for ya bud. Looks like they are working you over big time in that pic. Will be back up to visit as soon as these miserable colds are gone. Thinkin about you guys all the time. Keep up the hard work - we will see you guys soon. :)


  4. Thanks for letting us in on the blog "lingo" Greg!! Ha ha. I was wondering what hold the rope was!! So glad you are headed to the Glenrose Jason!! Way to go you tough bugger...keep it up. Oh ya...Colette you look GREAT!!!!!


  5. We are thinking of you both often and read the blog updates everyday. Its great to hear all your progress. You are amazing!! Keep working hard. We are happy about the Glenrose. Good luck with the tour today. We love all the pictures and yes Colette you look GREAT and you are an amazing lady.
    Hugs to all
    Heath Ronda Hailey Teigan Carter

  6. Was definetly wondering about the ``Hold the Rope`` also but totally make sense and Jason you have an amazing amount of people that would hold the rope for you because we all know you too would hold it back. Love it!!! We read the blog everyday to see how you are progressing and how you inspire us. You are amazing! Colette you Go Girl!!!! You look fabulous!
    Jacko is wanting his Ryk for a play when things slow down will get ahold of your Mom.
    Stay strong you two and take care of each other.
    Thinking of you!!

    Troy, Jacqui, Beaudon, Jackson & Dayton

  7. Hello Jason and Collette
    If there is a more gracious, determined and generous family in the world, we have yet to meet them! Your progress is nothing short of amazing. The pictures are warm assurances, and we wish you nothing but the happiest and best of hopes. Congratulations on your change of address to the Glenrose. Thinking of you everyday. Brenda and Lantry

  8. Thanks for the info. guys;this is great advice for all of us!! Plan to be up next week with your Mom Jason, so hopefully you will be hard at work in the Glenrose. We think of you and all your family every day and pray for your continued strength and courage as you face new challenges every day.
    Greg; great job on posts,pic.etc.It is thoughtful communication for those who cannot be there but feel so much for Jason, Colette, kids and all family. THANKS!!Love to all, Lynn and Dave