S: Life Is Full of Soccer
BC: T thank you for everything that you have done in my life. You are the most awesome aunt in the world. You are the best coach that the world has and will see. I love you PATTY D. -Your Bubby
FC: Life is full of family, friends, love, laughter, and soccer | By Aj Hurtado
1: Table of Contents 1)Loving Life-Stolen Poem 2)This I Believe-Explanation Paragraph 3)Kicking Dreams-Poem 4)Garbage disposals, Angels, and Christmas Dogs-Poem 5)There for You-Paragraph 6)What a person-Poem 7)Always by Your Side-Poem 8)Passion-Short Story 9)Letter to Patty D.-Letter
2: Dedicated to my loving aunt. Without her I would not be the same thirteen year old soccer player that I am today. I LOVE YOU T. A.K.A (Patty D.) | "I never thought a role model should be negative." -Michael Jordan
4: "Failure happens all the time. It happens every day in practice. What makes you better is how you react to it."- Mia Hamm | "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail." - Roy Keane/Bob Dickerson | “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi | "Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." - Charlie Finley | "If a team wants to intimidate you physically and you let them, they've won."- Mia Hamm
6: Loving Life My life. Smell snow. I know. CHILDHOOD belongs to me. Soccer takes perseverance. 15 A glimmering number that sways on my back. SOCCER belongs to me.
7: The holy God in my life. Making my religion strong and faithful. LOVE. GOD belongs to me. Everything has a purpose in this world. FUN. EXCITEMENT. AWESOMENESS. LIFE belongs to ME. | "A boy's story is the best that is ever told." Charles Dickens
10: This I Believe I believe that being racist is a horrible thing. It is as bad as killing the President. Everyone belongs in this world. Yeah they may not be the same color or height than you but that does not mean that you should tease them. It means nothing. Not all Mexicans steal. Not all blacks kill. Not all Asians have thin eyes. Not all whites are rich. Plus diversity is a good thing in our vast world. Without people that
11: are different in our world life would be boring. It would also be very sad that everyone is the same. If I did not see diversity in this world I would be sad and worried that life would be like this for my kids. I think that the world needs to be peaceful. Racism is a horrible thing. If people are not different in our world life would be boring. It would also be very sad that everyone is the same. If I did not see diversity in this world I would be sad and worried that life would be like this for my kids. I think that the world needs to be peaceful. Racism is a horrible thing.
12: Final Draft Kicking Dreams The PRAISES, The PRAISES I cherished to hear got superior. “You made O.D.P.” rejoiced in my head. “You are an amazing player” was good to hear. TREMENDOUS THIS WAS. Humble outside I stay. Inside, I am bursting with content, Content like a million dollars, Winning the lottery. Stepping outside the box. My cleats would be pleased to run again. My life was far from dead. “Playing with the best soccer players in the nation”, kept reciting in my head.
13: I could be one of them. Ready or not? WAS I READY? READY! Ready to be a big boy. California without MOMMY. Pursuing what I love to do the most, PLAY SOCCER. Hearing everyone cheering for ME, AJ HURTADO. Nervous. Happy. Amazed. All in one emotion. Smell awesome in the bright, blue air. The sea of people was breathtaking. Tears when I left both joyful and dull. Happiness when I come back. Next to Regional’s, on to Nationals. Going I was to do whatever it took. PURSUE MY Dreams.
14: Final Draft Garbage disposals, Angels, and Christmas Dogs I was the leprechaun next to a pot of gold on a luminous spring day. I learned early that trust is something to be earned. I’ve held a baby sister, just born. My heart swells with an immense amount of adoration and heed. My fish lost to a garbage disposal, life goes on. The first glimpse of my sister, Soon, my best friend. My family There for me. My angel Joseph in the skies up high. I tell you sincerely that you always find happiness; you have to look in CERTAIN CORNERS I have been on the Olympic Development Team, thriving for excellence. I saw my dogs eyes close never to open again. Later to see another dogs heart stop, still as the black of the bottom of the sea. Memories in me. I’m still a brilliant soccer superstar. I once got a dog for Christmas.
15: I once saved a dog’s life. I once did a bicycle kick in soccer. And only once have been to England, the soccer center of the world. I have talked to my angel. I have donated food for those in need. I have been scared of the captain in my dryer on a dark night, sweat crawling down my face. I have stored a ton of memories in my psyche. The smell of the hospital gives me a sense of trepidation. And I long to see an adidas soccer ball shot into the net at Old Trafford by The Captain, Aaron Hurtado, number 15. Scissors slice my fingers, blood gushing. My friend cut me. I’ve searched for a trail to the professional leagues. I used to drink out of a bottle. I’m still an excellent ` SOCCER MIDFIELDER. I am whoever I chose to be.
16: There for You No matter how tired, fed up, depressed, or mad you are there is always someone there for you. It would be a pet. A pet can always be there to share your warmth. You should not have to show anger to that pretty little face. A pet no matter what kind can be a great companion. It is as good as a secret to talk to your best friend. The best friend in the world can be your pet. Even if it sounds weird a pet will keep all of your secrets. It is like talking to your lockbox of secrets.
18: What a Person T who plays soccer like a pro. And would play with Tonka Trucks all day. Who is lime chips and computers. Who is soccer balls and slippers. Who's eyes are the color of Earth from outer space. Who's smart on the soccer field. Who explains that “everything happens for a reason.” Who calls me Bubby. Who's hair is a Blonde waterfall. Does not lie. Plays soccer on, on, well “ANYWHERE.” Does not fight with my mom.
19: Is positive. Who is chocolate and ice cream, perfect combo. Is competitive, kicks the balls. Does not go to college anymore. Who cooks marshmallows on FIRE. “RIGHT FOOT” always works. Who is Starbucks and sweats. “Life is good” Who tells the truth like a bible. I will always love her.
20: Always by your side No matter When Where Why Or how You will always find that family is by your side helping you. You should find peace in your family. Everyone needs to love each other in a family. Family The best companionship ever. If your family cares for you than they have true warmth in your heart.
22: Passion Passion is a fiery love for something that you do in life. As you start capturing a dream you will look passion in the eye. Many people have many different passions. It can range from playing a sport to playing a video game. It is a good thing to show passion for something because it shows that you care for something. If you find passion for something you should follow your dreams. "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." -Wayne Gretzky
23: "Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." -Pele "If you don't have a goal, you have nothing to shoot at." -Unknown
24: Dear Patty D, You inspire me to be good, to not lie, to be trustful, and that life is fun, just look on the bright side. Every time that you teach me something about anything I want to capture that thought and leave it in my heart for the rest of my life because it is so meaningful. You have taught me so much in my life, whether it is how to start a fire or how to put out a fire when your eyebrows are cinched. When I watch you play soccer I am amazed. I love to watch you play and when I do I want to be your shadow kicking the ball the same way and doing everything exactly like you.
25: When the usual words “Right Foot” often come out I enjoy hearing it because I know that you are there watching me and caring for my soccer skills. You will inspire me forever whether you are teaching me or scolding me (not often). You are the best teacher and coach that I have ever had and will have. I love you, Bubby