Saturday, November 27, 2010

We Knew It Was Coming

Do you ever have one of those moments when you’ve known something is coming.

You’ve talked about it…for years, maybe.

You’ve imagined it.

You’ve thought about it A LOT.

But when that moment finally gets here it just doesn’t seem REAL?  Have you ever experienced that?  I’m willing to bet you have.

I had one of these moments last night, and quite frankly I’m still trying to wrap my head around it.

Last night was the Bulldogs season opener.  Tyler is a Freshman sitting on the bench for the Varsity.  You probably can see where I’m going with this, right?  We have talked about the start of this season not only for the last few months, but for the last FIFTEEN years. 

You see, Jack and I were the classic sports couple.  He, the Varsity basketball team captain, and me, his supportive Cheerleader.  It was only fitting that when we had our first child that he was christened a future Bulldog.  He would wear the Black and Gold proudly and would carry on our family legacy.  At the age of 2 we had a basketball goal set up for Tyler, and Jack took much pride in coaching him and instilling in him a love and respect for the game from a tender age. 

Over the past few years, we have enjoyed the years of elementary basketball where we were just excited to see all the little guys actually playing an organized game…whether or not they actually KNEW what they were doing or not!  We have made it through junior high basketball, where the kids are just starting to hone their skills and beginning to develop their own game and style of playing.  And next???

Yep.  Here we are in high school basketball.  Wow.  How on earth are we here already? 

Didn’t we just buy him that Little Tykes goal, like, yesterday?!

First up was the team dinner, catered by us Mommas:

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They appreciated it so much and all enjoyed having dinner with their teammates.  And it probably saved most of them from turkey leftovers! Winking smile

But the moment finally hit me when I saw my boy running out in his warm-up jersey and seeing him on the floor with his team.  His HIGH SCHOOL team.  Whoa.  I was not mentally prepared to see him out there!  It really did tug at this Momma’s heartstrings, and hard.  I am so proud of our Bulldog<3

Here are some scenes from the night.

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And in case you can’t tell from the last two pictures, it was a BULLDOG WIN!!!  We won 58-54 over the Liberty Eagles!  It was a great, and very intense game from the start, and a FANTASTIC way to start out the season!

Now that the first night is over, maybe tonight when they run out I won’t have the urge to hyperventilate.Winking smile

Cheers, friends!

xoxo

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