One Saturday morning, the coach's son spent twenty minutes before the actual game running up and down the flag football field.
Then that very same coach's son lost his flag before the game even started, and had to find it before he could play.
Once he found his flag, he refused to wear the required mouth guard and tried to hide it in his pocket.
Meanwhile, he kept running to his mommy for water, apparently he was thirsty a lot.
Once he was on the field, the coach's son had to be picked up by the his coach and put into his spot on the line for defense.
Then, the coach's son missed pulling a flag, because he was too busy kicking up grass running around the field.
When his team finally got the ball, and the coach's son carried it down the field, he got his flag pulled, ending the team's chance for a touch down.
After the game, in which his team lost, the coach's son said he loves playing football!
The coach is the Drummer and the coach's son is our youngest. The Drummer enjoys coaching his team and sharing a love of football with these preschoolers and kindergartners. And the rest of us thoroughly enjoy watching every week as these little ones play, or not, whatever the case may be.
...continuing my gratitude listing...
711. watching preschoolers and kindergartners play flag football
712. enthusiasm and love for the game
713. our youngest wearing his jersey hours after the game, wanting to wear it all day - he loves being a part of the team
714. watching seventh and eighth graders play flag football in the second game of the day
715. our oldest, on the field, playing hard with his team mates, loving the game, learning skills, developing team work
716. the difference in a matter of years - learning skills, team work, understanding and execution of plays, amazing to see
717. testimonies shared during half time
718. meeting families from the community who we probably wouldn't have met otherwise
719. fathers and children camp out trip - our three oldest attended with the Drummer
720. bonfires on cool autumn evenings
721. time for just our youngest and me
722. putting together puzzles, playing games
723. apple bread and desserts
724. field trip to a science center for our oldest and a few of his friends, and all they learned
725. finding our daughters have only a few clothing needs for fall and winter
726. being asked to read more aloud
...and so it continues...