- From Moms Point of View:
So the smiles, the tears, the laughter and excitement mean more than i think they can grasp. But i think the simplicity behind taking this win for face value is what makes it mean even more to them. To see these young girls grow, to have coaches who love them enough to be tough on them, and to see them accomplish such a feat that meant so much to them not just us (parents) was a powerful moment. I am proud of them all, but even better they are proud of themselves.
"We won, we won.... mommy we won!!!!" April screams in my arms as i am spinning her around after she made a pk for the win. The team worked so hard for this, April worked so hard for this. I choked up hearing my child's elation, her excitement. Every parent on the field felt the same, this i can be sure of.
I was so scared as a mom and could not understand why the coach picked my kid to take the 5th goal kick, or any for that matter. He often tells me i am to hard on her, and i am starting to see his point. I half way closed my eyes, and waited for the out come. She set up for the kick, ran to the ball, and giggled because the ref stopped her saying it wasn't time yet. He blows the whistle and she goes hard for it. GOOOOOAAL
As a parent, you tend to want your kids to always do their best. As a soccer mom you just want them to have fun and kick but. This being a first time championship for this team, it quickly became just a little more. I have a new appreciation for how hard my child works, a new appreciation for how hard our coaches work, and even more for the parents that support each others children. We are a family.