Monday, November 21, 2011

Making Memories: A Win for the Ages

The Boy's football team won the Superbowl this past weekend!!

It went down to the wire, with The Boy's Team scoring the winning touchdown on a drive that began with just 1:07 left on the clock.

We thought we had lost.

We thought there was no chance.

A group of 40 six, seven, and eight-year-old boys showed us THEY knew better.

They drove the ball down the field in 3 plays, scored and WON.

It was as exciting, if not more so, than any professional Superbowl I've seen, and y'all know I love my football!

In his corner, The Boy had his sister and myself, as well as my sister and BIL ~who got a job, BTW!  Those extra prayers from the blogosphere seemed to tip the scales! ~ and our cousin, his wife and children.  Several friends came as well, because The Boy and his best friend play on the same team and we are close friends with his family.

I'm so pleased for him that this time, he and his teammates got rewarded for their hard work.

I didn't dwell on it, because he deserves his moment, but we did have a family friend on the losing team, so we did talk briefly about how those boys played hard and deserved a reward too, but not everyone can win, and this time, it was The Boy's team's turn.

What a moment.

What a day.

What a game.

What a memory!

I am actually in this picture, but I'm not telling which one is me!


The Blonde Duck said...


Heather said...

And this is why we spend so many moments on the field. For moments like this. Moments that teach passion, teamwork, humility, compassion, hardwork, and a million other things.

Isn't it crazy how a little boy's football game can reduce us to tears.

Congratulations to everyone!!!

blueviolet said...

Yes! It was your son's team's turn to win, and that is just so cool, especially since everyone thought it was too late at that point. Love those game changing plays!

Slamdunk said...

Congrats to your son! What a feeling I bet.

Too bad you did not use the next photo taken--the one where you grabbed the trophy and ran around the field.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Woo hoo! Congrats to the boy! That is awesome. And yay for your BIL and the job. Not for nothin' - but that's even more amazing news. ;) Great stuff all around!

bigguysmama said...

That is so stinking cool!! Congrats!! Tried squinting at the picture for a while to see if I could figure out which one you are, but I gave up. Kind of like Where's Waldo! =)


Charlotte said...

Awwwwww, you must be such a proud mommy! Congrats to your son on his victory and to your BIL for the new job :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Thanksgiving!