Monday, September 14, 2009

just one jesus...

Yup...I am guilty...I did indeed pray "just one Jesus". I prayed that as Paige plays soccer for the first time (except for pee wee league at 3) that she would make just one goal. Just one Jesus. I never knew how full my heart would feel upon learning of her scoring her first goal. I had to miss this weekend's game due to having to care for the sick and dying. Yup...because being a nurse has upsides and downsides....working some weekends is not one of the fun ones.

I regress....anyway.

She called me at work after the game and was so excited. Her team won and she scored one of the 5 goals. She is the smallest and shortest and maybe even youngest girl on her team. But she felt sooooooo proud. She said to me "mom the other girls gave me hugs and high fives". She felt part of the team. Thanks pink panther girls for being so encouraging to my girl that day.

To you Paige. I am proud. Not just because you scored a goal. But because you have to work hard. You have to run harder and faster than those long legged girls. And because you tried a new sport to be active and get exercise. And To be part of a team to contribute to. And because you cheer you teammates and are a good sport.

Thank you Jesus for the goal.

We will be praying for more this season too!


Sara said...

That's so sweet! Way to go Paige! We're rooting for you all the way from WI!!!

purejoy said...

both my kids played soccer. . . my son still plays and he's 19. great way to stay in shape!!
what a good thing to teach her about trying new things and having sometimes to work harder than the other people. the satisfaction of contributing. . . the feeling of achievement. sports are great that way.

and she looks adorable in her pink uniform!!