Sunday, January 16, 2011

Finally... I won't have to avert my eyes

It seems like forever since I've both waited in anticipation for and dreaded spring all at the same time.  For me, it was the return to the field that I loved spending time on since childhood and for my heavy heart, it was watching the parents in line at Tim Hortons getting their morning supply of double doubles and Tim bits while their children buzzed about in their tiny little jerseys and cleats kicking one another in the legs to see if their shin guards were installed properly without an ankle biter of my own.  I most often would avoid the fields by my house at dog walking time just so I didn't have to see them full of little bumble bees and springtime joy.  Today is the day I avert my eyes no more.  I hit ENTER and registerd Corbin for U4 soccer with his little neighborhood friends.  April 30th... Corbin will take the field, bucket full of sliced oranges and peanut free granola bars on the sidelines for halftime, and I'll smile.  April 30th... the day that for 12 years has been filled with tears and memories of the accident that took my husband away from being a Dad and me from cheering from the sidelines, will now also be Corbin's first day of soccer.  I'm looking forward to coaching, cheering, freezing my butt off and drinking baileys and coffee while encouraging the bumble bees not to bumble. 


Naomi said...

Such an exciting beginning. Make sure to take lots of pictures and sit back and enjoy these precious moments

Mama said...

Love this...and love you! I can't wait to hear all about it :)

Barb said...

WooHoo! Great news! They are SO cute running enmasse around the field:)

Anonymous said...

Hooray! We'll have to have some pre-season practices when the weather warms up and the fields dry out.

Jill R.