Saturday, October 20, 2007

All Good Things Must Come to an End!

I can't believe I am saying this, but I will greatly miss three days a week football and every Saturday football games!!!! Today was our last game. We scored a touchdown, but it was not enough to win the game. Another tough loss. We end the season 1-7. Our first season playing for Collins Hill is officially over. We still have our banquet which is in the middle of November and will be a bowling party. When we look back at our time with these boys, there are so many things we will miss. We could write a book filled with all of the totally funny sayings 7 year old boys come up with. God used this team to teach us many new lessons about ourselves and about His goodness, love and mercy! Each week we would walk on that field with a fresh start and new chance to win a game. But even when we did not get the win, we quickly remembered the lessons were so much more about the process of the game rather than the win or loss. We will continue to pray for each of these boys and their families that the Lord will draw them into a relationship with Him. Already the Lord has given us the opportunity to work with two of our guys again in our next coaching experience. (I am seeing a pattern in our lives. It so far does not involve any kids of our own, but instead coaching other parent's children!! HUMM???) Brent has been asked to be the commissioner of the 2nd - 3rd grade boys group in the basketball league at our church this year. He will also be coaching a 2-3 grade team, too!! So we will take a quick break to recoup, and then November 27th begins our first basketball practice with games beginning in January! So as one chapter closes in our lives, the next sport begins.
On a fun note, Brent and I have been blessed with the chance to go to one of my most favorite spots in the world (or at least the little that I have seen of the world), The Cove in Asheville, NC. This is the Billy Graham Training Center. For those of you that do not know, I am a BIG Billy Fan!! I had the chance to work at the Cove Camp when I was in college for a summer as well as during the fall for some retreats. I have begged Brent to go with me to see The Cove in the fall one year. Well, Marketplace has a annual retreat in the fall that they host at the Cove each October. We were invited to come join them this year! I can't wait to show Brent how the trees appear to be on fire with all of the beautiful colors in the Asheville mtns! Being a Texas boy he still has no clue what us Northerner's grew up seeing each year!!! (another point for the North all you Texas people! HE HE) All that to say we will have some awesome pics from that trip as well. I have included a picture of our boys from football, one last time, that was from youth night at the Collins Hill High School football game last weekend!!
Good season guys!! There's always next year!! (maybe if Jenna can make it)

These little guys are just so cute!