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MORNING THOUGHTS ☕️: Not gonna lie…this morning, I have only ONE thing on my mind. It’s the same thing that was on my mind when I went to bed. THIS TEAM:
We traveled to Forbush High last night for round 2 of the playoffs. Forbush is #3 in the state…and, if you’ll remember, where undefeated until WE beat them last week 3-2.
We went in knowing this would be a tough game…and it was. Truly a nail-biter from start to finish. We went into overtime at 1-1, then, overtime again…and then, a sudden death round. All the boys were tired…but they kept going, giving it their all. With five seconds on the clock, FIVE seconds y’all, Forbush scored.
Oh. My. Gosh.
I can’t even handle it. Our team collapsed on the field. Wiped out and then the emotions came.
But here’s the deal and my thought. This little team, this young team, who started the season looking NOTHING like they looked last night….this team became hungry enough to want it. Their belief in themselves grew over the season. Their chemistry started to bubble and their hearts started to really be in it to win it.
They should be BEYOND proud of themselves and how far they’ve come. They left it ALL on the field. They faced a formidable opponent but did not back down.
My mind is now going to the visual of last night and the lessons we could take from it. The coaches on the sidelines who have been there and poured in and expected more of them when they didn’t think they had it to give. The parents. Always there. Always cheering. Invested and as IN it as the ones on the field. The fans. Cheering them on. Eyes completely locked in and on that field.
But here’s my main thought. I want to be like those boys. I want to show up. Improve. Grow. Lock arms with a team. Be surrounded by mentors. Get dressed. Get on that field. Fight for the victory. GIVE. IT. MY. ALL.
Shew. I think we’re all going to need a nap today.
Happy Friday. Thank you for letting me share.