Friday, November 7, 2014

In retrospect

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Our kids recently finished their fall sports season.
My girl?
She's #1.  They finally realized what I have known all along.

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She made the A team this year, which started off with a bang.
There were a few bumps in the road,
but Bethany is determined, and she did an amazing job.

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She's the kind of friend anyone would want on their team.

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And Ben?  He has been dreaming of high school football forever.

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Oh believe me, we tried to talk him out of it.
So of course the more we told him how hard he would have to work,
and how this is high school and they don't have to play you for one minute,
the more intent he was on playing.

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But hey, he worked his tail off, never missed a practice, and never complained.
So it's hard to argue with that.
He's tenacious.

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In retrospect, we can say that letting him play was a great decision.
Besides, he never got hurt.  And our prayer life got a workout.

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People have a lot of opinions about sports and kids, 
but sports have been a huge help to us 
in teaching our kids about persistence, adversity and teamwork.
Meanwhile, we are enjoying a little down time.

2 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

My husband was a football coach for ten years and played from elementary through college. Now our son is a football coach...he played from elementary through high school, then worked for the football department while in college. There are times when I walk around saying "I hate football!" when my baby loses again....but the men they became reflects much of what they learned on the field. One of my daughters played basketball. Well, she was on the team. :) She didn't really care if she played...she was willing to do the work to reap the benefits of team members who became more than friends. And yes, lots of prayers from moms and dads are heard during these times! blessings, marlene

Life with Kaishon said...

I can't believe how grown up the kids look. Oh my goodness. I always wanted Kaish to like sports, but he never did. We tried basketball, swimming and fencing when he was younger. I love that your family has learned so many lessons from being on a team. Awesome post.