A Football / Mom Story....
My oldest was in his first year of college and my youngest was a senior in high school....he was named quarterback of our varsity football team. His first game was an away game at Northern in Dillsburg. I was nervous, I was excited AND I was worried because my oldest son was deteremined to return home from North Carolina so he wouldn't miss his brothers first game at quarterback.
He flew in to BWI with his room-mate. (who was from the area as well) His room-mates parents picked them up from the airport and drove them to Hanover where we had left a car for Trav. As the game got underway....I prayed. I prayed that Davey had a great game and stayed uninjured and that Travis made it from the airport to the game safely. I knew how badly he wanted to be there to support his little brother so the possibilty of him pushy the speed limit stayed in the back of my mind.
The game couldn't have started out any better....Davey shined like my perfect little athlete and Travis arrived right befor halftime so my prayers were being answered.
The second half started and WOW. Davey was playing offense, defense and special teams.... he caught two interceptions, scored points as the kicker and made some pretty impressive passes. Oh, and did I mention that we weren't expected to win that game and there was a lot of question as to whether Davey could fill the shoes of the previous quarterback who had graduated and moved on. Needless to say, after that game no one ever questioned his ability again. (Smile) We went on to win...which was huge not only for Davey's debut as quarterback but also for our team starting off the year against a rival team.
Ok...here's where the mom part comes in. After the game, the team came off the field and the reporters were stationed by the gate.... they wanted to grab Davey and start interviewing the most impressive player of the game....one actually grabbed hold of his shoulder pad AND as if they weren't even there Davey moved right past them...he locked eyes with a very proud big brother and the two raced toward one another and embraced in the best brotherly hug a mom could ever hope for. Tears in there eyes....that's all it took, then the tears started rolling down my cheeks. As a mom I couldn't have been prouder of my two boys!!!! That was 8 years ago and to this day.....when this time of year rolls around or I pass by that particular football field my heart is so filled with happy memories and of course I do get a little teary eyed.
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