Saturday, September 19, 2015
Sofia started playing soccer in January for the first time. She loves it! As we watched her game today, I was so impressed by the way the girls were communicating with one another. It went beyond basic sportsmanship...the more experienced girls helped the less experienced ones by explaining positioning, they cheered one another after goals were made, and they helped each other stay focused during slower moments. It was really cool.
Sofia's team won today 5-1...the only goal scored during the last 10 seconds of the game and on her. She was bummed. Watching the girls pat her on the back and help her focus on all her other saves was heart-warming.
I am so glad that Sofia is learning to love a sport for all the right reasons. Each practice and game she learns more about herself, being on a team, how to persevere, and face new challenges with vigor.
Winning in a game is cool but learning to win at life is well, freaking awesome.
And for this, I am thankful.