Gratituesday: Our Homeschool Basketball TeamBy
Every year, it keeps getting better!
As you probably know, we are a soccer family. All of our boys play soccer, Matt coaches soccer, Asa and Justus referee soccer…we love soccer! When Asa was invited to play on a homeschool basketball team three years ago, we timidly stepped in. Did we want to take part in yet another activity? Would this eat up too much of our time?
The truth is, it does eat up a lot of our time between November and March. But do we regret our decision to become involved? Not even a little bit.
Asa has formed some incredible friendships with the players on the team. These are kids from all over central Nebraska. We most likely would not have met most of them if it wasn’t for basketball.
In addition, all of our younger boys have become friends with the team’s younger siblings, playing together on the bleachers during games. They have so much fun!
The best part for me? Growing closer to the other team moms. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the friendships I have made because of this basketball team.
We ended our season over the weekend when we went to Topeka, KS for a big tournament. Over 60 teams were there. It was one busy place!
My favorite part of the tournament is always the large assembly on Friday afternoon where all of the teams and families come together between games. There is a little friendly court competition, then we have a short devotional time together. All of these teams may be competing for the first place trophies, but when we are all together in the gym, we know that we are all really on the same team, striving toward the same goal. It’s awesome!
Our team did great this year, with both our girls and our boys winning first place in each of their divisions!
Asa is #35, front left. You can’t tell in this picture, but he is now six feet tall. Wowza.
I’m so proud of these kids, and so grateful for their great attitudes and friendship with my sons. Go Falcons! (And thanks for bringing your moms along. I am so blessed by each of them.)
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