Sunday, November 6, 2011

Don't know what to say.....

ALL STAR:) or.... my boy has moves:)????

However you say it.... I love it!!!  Colton played up this year in soccer.  He played with the 3rd and 4th graders.  Our team was interesting and he was by far the most athletically gifted player on the team, but he doesn't always have "his head in the game".  Out team ran a close race for second place.  There were only 4 teams, but our record was 5-5 and the second place teams record was 5-4-1.  So, the team actually did pretty good considering that 3 of the 8 players had never played soccer before.

The first place team's coach chooses the allstar team and he chose Colton!  Yes, we are all excited about that!  But, he is 7 and most of the other players on the team are 9.  Two years of experience makes a difference.  Colton can hang with them all, but he hasn't quite gotten the skills of control and following directions.  He LOVES to power kick.  That is wonderful in some aspects, but doesn't do much good at this level when it comes to scoring goals.  He has carried his teams for so long and has to get used to the fact that he has to "trust" the defenders if he is playing forward. 

And on the other hand, secretary and sideline monitor for the Goal Blasters (me) gets to actually sit and watch my boy play soccer.  And on the other other hand, he is not playing very much:)  He is the bench warmer.  He is the "freshman" that gets to play on the "varsity" team:)  But... I did get a few shots of him in action....

 Love to see him using his athletic ability in the RIGHT way!!

The next two pictures crack me up!  Hannah is the girl that is sitting to the left of Colton in the pictures.  She played on our regular season team.  She can power kick a soccer ball like no girl I have EVER seen!  I can't tell if she is "coaching" Colton or "mothering" him.  He had just gotten a ball in the face before this picture so she was probably making sure he was ok.  I fell in love with her spunk and personality this soccer season!

And this.......  this reminds me so much of the book "Love You Forever".  I read it and CRY my eyes out.  Colton wants me to read it sometimes just so he can see me cry.  But I DO sneak in his room so many nights!  After good days and BAD days.... and I look at him..... and I CRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I love him so very much!!!  I want everything good and perfect for him in this world....  I want him to be happy, to love and be loved!!!  Please pray!!!  Please pray every day for this beautiful boy that I love so much!


  1. I am so glad and proud of him that he made the all-star team. Hannah looks like she is taking care of him. Him sleeping at the end does remind me of the book "Love You Forver". That is one of my favorite books. When I saw the picture of him sleeping it reminded me of that book so much. I also cry every time I read that book to my class. I cried because I want him to be happy. He is special to me and I love him with all my heart. Donna

  2. What a sweet post! We do pray for him (almost) every night. That is awesome about his soccer skills. Donna told me he made the All-stars team. Playing up has pros/cons but I am sure it adds skill in the long run. Have a good weekend.