Saturday, October 13, 2012

A "On Top of the World" Kind of Day

Today was one of those days that will be something I remember for a very long time.  The kids had their first Soccer Tournament EVER, this weekend.  The past few night have been filled with soccer games and this morning we spent from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the soccer fields while all three kiddos participated in the tournament. 

The girls did awesome but they did not get to place in this tournament.  They took this in stride though and overall as we look back they had an awesome season and a ton of fun playing soccer with their friends.  That is what it is all about and the day was a good one for them. 

K and his team went into the tournament undefeated.  He spoke a lot these past few days about winning the championship game and how awesome that would be.  Of course, my instinct as a Mother I reminded his that it was not about winning but more about having fun and that just because his team was undefeated did NOT mean that they would win the championship.  His team breezed through the tournament and we found ourselves in the championship game this afternoon.  It was a tough game and at the end of the two halves the game was tied 1 to 1.  This resulted in a 5 player shoot out.  Our boys had never experienced this before so it was interesting to see how it would all go down.  I was relaxed (well sort of) until I looked up to see my son taking the position as the goalie in the shoot out!!!

It is safe to say that  my blood pressure went up and I was a tad bid nervous....or in better terms I totally freaked out!  I was not sure I wanted to watch but then again I could not take my eyes off as this all unfolded.  K did and extremely AWESOME job and this time the stars were in his favor and his team WON!  He had some awesome saves and the rest of his team played an awesome game.  I was one PROUD and very EXCITED Mom!  It was so intense and I am still reeling from all the action and I have a boy that has not stopped smiling since he got his trophy!  He is very proud and it feels great to see him so happy.  K was so brave today to put himself in the goal and try his heart out for his team.  WOW!  He was so nervous he said his arms were shaking but I knew he could do it.

What an awesome day this has been.  I am very proud of my kids and how they handled the wins, the loses, and being good and brave teammates.

We are ending our night with a sleep overs with friends for all of them.  Today is a Top of the World kind of day!  God Bless.  

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