I titled this layout, "It is more than just Soccer" for a couple of reasons. (This is may be more of a "mom" post than a scrapbook post today :) I've said to many people since my oldest started high school this year, that I am literally seeing him mature before my eyes. The boy who I forced to tell me "I feel" statements about his days in 8th grade now comes home with funny stories, anecdotes about his thoughts on high school and true discussion about world events.
I really think that being a part of this particular soccer team help to make that difference this year. At the soccer banquet, almost every senior talked about the comradery the team had. For my son to be a part of that was a really good thing. He loves being on a team, he always has. And, there were some really great boys on that team that not only set a good example but led with strength and grace.
While I am not sure what the future holds for my son, I do know that I am enjoying the process of seeing how his life is unfolding. I feel blessed and so immensely grateful that I have the opportunity to see it happen.
My question for any of you reading who may be a parent is:
What do you find to be the most satisfying thing as a parent?