Sunday, November 22, 2009

"I'm Sweating Through My Eyes"

Yesterday's game was an emotional one...and it turned out that we would only play the first game. The boys were heartbroken and even though they are 8-10 year olds most of the boys were crying by the end of the game when the coach huddled everyone together. I stood back to listen and could tell the coach was getting choked up too.... which meant so much. As I mentioned yesterday, this team was one of those teams that you just have to treasure because you know it is not going to be the normal experience. It was truly a love fest last night as we had our final party, all the parents were so grateful for this particular season and so grateful for such genuine men who really took the time to truly coach these boys in such a meaningful way . Luke was "gifted" the goalie shirt to keep, it melted my heart when I saw the surprised and touched look on his face when he understood what they were doing. This morning I asked him how he was feeling and he said he missed his coach and his teammates already......and after a few quiet moments he said, "Mom, I'm not crying....I'm sweating through my eyes". What a little character!! :)

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6 comments:

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Priceless!

Heidi said...

I love that line "sweating through my eyes" - too cute! It sure sounds like Luke was part of an amazing soccer team - what a great experience for him!

Mel said...

Hehe! What a cutie :)

Heather said...

Don't forget to write that one down.You always think you are going to remember these precious lines and somehow through time,they leave you.My mom always told me to keep a notebook in the kitchen to write them down when they happen but after 6 kids I still haven't done it.I've missed remembering a whole lot of classic/heart melting lines!

Love to you and ... about our date ... let me know.

Junior said...

oh how sweet

Sasha said...

oh my gosh that is too cute. Sounds like a great team.