Friday, September 30, 2011

Play with your heart

Fall is in the air today. To many that means cool, crisp days and falling leaves. Around here it means time to kick off (yes, pun intended) another soccer season. Cool weather is hard to come by and the leaves fell a month ago due to the ridiculous heat of this never ending summer. But soccer comes like clock work regardless of the temperatures.

The start of soccer season is always an exciting time in our home. There are practices to fit into our schedules, new gear that always needs to be procured, and of course, fast-paced, adrenaline-filled games to cap off all of the hubbub.

Wonder Boy is starting his 6th year of league play now. And watching him evolve as a player has been a true joy for us. He is not the biggest or even the fastest player on the pitch. But he is one of the most knowledgeable out there! And he uses his grasp of the game to make the right moves at just the right time. And when he does, we can hardly contain our exuberance on the sidelines!

For us, perhaps the biggest joy comes in being able to share our passion for the game with him. He knows, when he hears our shouts of encouragement and praise that we have been in his shoes and can appreciate all he puts into his efforts. Hopefully that is something he can carry with him on every team he plays.

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