Fencing Road Trip


Adam and I are headed to San Jose overnight since he will be fencing in the Paul Pesthy Memorial Tournament tomorrow. Due to his mom’s “slacker” ways, this is the first tournament Adam has entered this year – so at least one of the two of us is a bit nervous.

In fencing, Adam has found a sport he truly enjoys.  Part of me would love to skip entirely the competitive aspects of the sport and just let my son enjoy playing a game he loves.  His coach, however, has a different perspective – so we’re headed off to see how it goes!  Regardless of the outcome tomorrow, I’m a very proud mom.  Adam has worked very diligently to prepare and is in great shape.  He is also a true sportsman – a gentleman with excellent manners and a great attitude.  These attributes follow him off the fencing strip and into everyday life.  So in my book, he’s already a winner!


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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