Soccer is done. The only thing I will not miss about soccer season is waiting through all those practices. I love everything else about it. Cheering, watching my boys do their best and sometimes do better than they believed they could.
Peter did great. He was always where he needed to be. He even scored a goal this year! He would have scored more had the stars aligned. He is a terrific player, gets in there and does not quit.
William had fun this season. He got a little better with each game and really had fun people to play with. He did great.
All three of the boys together with their trophy. They are awesome! As we all know, Diedre does not take pictures at Caleb's games! It is forbidden. Call it superstition or what you want, but I do not do it. So, I keep mental pictures to remember. Like the ones where Caleb was the muddiest of the team and it was all because of terrific saves. Or the one where they missed the goal box kick headed right for Caleb, but he was ready. Or the photo of Caleb going in head first to make the save or running after the ball and clearing it from the box, then charging back to his spot as a top goalie -ready to make another save. Or even the photo where they did score on him and he called over to me to say, "sorry, mom." And all we could do was shake it off and make the next save. Or the time when Rob texted me play by play of Caleb's game (because I was at William's game) and Caleb made at least 20 saves in the first half! He is a star. When I watch most teams that Caleb plays against they usually change out their goalie at half or even mid-play. Caleb is consistently goalie. There have only been a few times when Coach has pulled him out, and that is only because the team is winning by 3 points and he wants Caleb to not be bored anymore. But for the last 5 or so seasons, Caleb has been back there in the box, improving with each season. At the last game when his coach (who is terrific and awesome and so great) was handing out the photos and saying something nice about each player and he came to Caleb, he had nothing but good things to say. What I remember most was that he said Caleb was the "most aggressive" player on the team and that was what they needed down in the goal box. Coach said that even though he has worked with Caleb and knows Caleb is good, sometimes Coach would watch Caleb make a save and wonder, "how did he do that?" He makes my heart proud. All three of them do. That is why I love watching them play.