Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Senior Night and Treasures of The Heart

They call it Senior Night.

The last home game of regular season play for the Seniors.

I knew it was coming.

I've done this before.

This is the eighth consecutive season that I've had a kid on the BHHS Boys' Soccer Team.

I also knew that this one would be a little different for a couple of reasons.

1) It's the last time.

B) This kid of mine loves this game down to his toes.

My good friend Deanna took time to come shoot for me during the presentations.

Thank you Deanna.

The coaches asked the Senior boys to each prepare something to say.

None of them really wanted to go first.

Since Dylan is the team captain he stepped forward and started first.

He thanked us for helping him with everything and for always being there for him.

And that's when the magic happened.

My boy could say no more.

He choked up a bit...and so did everyone there.

Our hearts all full of love.

Full of pride.

I can't think of a time I've been more proud to call this boy mine.

And he gives us lots of opportunities.

It was one of those moments.
 The kind when you know you need to soak it all up.

Squirrel away every piece of heart burstingness.

Draw a big 'ol circle around the whole thing and store in the corner of your heart.

So you can find the playback button later.

Here's the thing that surprised me....

I now technically have four adult sons.

I had no idea that my heart would keep making room for these things after they were grown.

There is no limit.

Hearts stretch and grow all the more for handing out what's inside of them.

I knew in my head...but still it surprised me.

I am so blessed and grateful.

Dylan had a great game and played his smelly shin guards off.

There were a few shots that didn't quite work out.

Some nice passes in the midfield.

And there was this:
A beauty of a pass from Thomas to Dylan.

Under a bit of pressure.

Dylan shoots with the left foot.

And in it goes.

The two of them work so well together.

And little later a similar set up.
The pass...

A little footwork.

One defender down...three trying to catch up.

Right foot shot this time.

And in it goes.

Add a little defending for good measure.
And call it a day.

The game ended in a tie.

The Bruins go into post season play on Thursday.

We've got a few more memories to soak up before this week is up.

Waitin to see how my heart gets stretched next,



  1. Cathy I love you...your son and your blog. Thank you for sharing all you do it means alot to be a part of it.

    You remind me each time I read it how important are boys are...you say it so well.


  2. Thank you for reading along Jude, and for being a part of Dylan's life.

  3. Oh my goodness, this is the sweetest post ever!! I LOVE the photo of your son tearing up. SOOO sweet. I live in Oregon too- thought I recognized those clouds;)