Friday, February 25, 2011

The Love of the Game

They suit up. They put on their game face. Line up to cheer on their teammates.
Skate hard. Defend the goal.

Push and shove to keep the puck from entering their goal... maybe a little too much pushing...

Yeah, that's mine in the penalty box...

 These Squirts work hard.
They practice hard and want to win. They fight until the end.
The other teams are bigger, faster, better.
They live and breathe for the sport.
Last weekend, we fought hard.
We lost big.

We know the teams, we know they are going to crush us.
We fight hard anyways.

Game 3. Sunday morning.
Down so many players we only have 3 subs.
Those boys fought hard, played an awesome game.
They were tired.

Heads drooped from exhaustion.
A rival coach comes in.
The blizzard has kept too many of his players away.
They forfeit their game but the boys who are here still want to play.
Can you help us out?

Faces light up.
Eyes sparkle.
Cheers go up.

These formal rivals are now teammates.
Once exhausted, new life is breathed into them

 3 teams playing as one.
Simply for the love of the game.
The "3 State All-Stars" as they were dubbed by the coach played hard, had a great time, and in the end, tied the game.
What a way to play.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


So I've been a little scarce these days. Going from 2-3 posts a week to 2-3 posts a month may have been a drastic cut.

But I've been busy...

Aside from dodging snowbanks in the middle of the city streets
I've had other things to do.

Things like swapping out my favorite Bath and Body scents for Baby Magic....

And my regular jewelry for some new bling...

And there is the always important To Do List...

I know its around here somewhere, but I just can't seem to find it right now...

This past month has been a whirlwind. We bond, we laugh, we cry, we pray. Oh my. Do we ever pray. So many what ifs are still floating around and just when I think we're good, I fear all over again. But still, we bond, we laugh, we love.

So, I apologize for being a bad blogger. Not visiting other blogs and not writing on my own. I don't see much of my computer and its kind of okay right now. I will try to be a little more faithful, but, sometimes important things come up... like that to do list. Bonding via naps is always on the top of that list.