Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bittersweet Ending . . . . . .

we got home this afternoon after our last weekend of hockey games with Hayden's U16 AA Midget Team. It was a bittersweet ending to what has been a season of growth for Hayden. We started this process in August of last year, tryouts, practice, preseason and finally acceptance. Being on a team made up of players who have much more experience, age and size was a challenge that he took on without hesitation. He belonged on this team and by season end proved it to anyone who might have questioned his choice.

We played three games this weekend, tied the first game, won the second and lost the third this morning. that's it - over. I have enjoyed being a part of this with Hayden and can't wait to see where we end up next year.

We got home about 1:30, just enough time to tidy up a bit, unpack, get Madison settled and watch the Gold Medal game in Ice Hockey between Team USA and Canada. The fact that they tied it with less than 30 seconds left should have left me delighted, but to be honest, I HATE sudden death overtime in hockey. All out crazy end-to-end action only to have it all abruptly end. I can't even think about how this ended and who was responsible for the game winning goal for Team Canada. Not bitter, I just don't like overrated players.

so we will now settle in to the off season for Hayden. He will concentrate on keeping his grades up, plan a workout routine with his dad and work hard so that come next August, when we start this process all over again, he will be stronger, faster and much more experienced.

I love hockey!!

I will leave you with a couple recent hockey layouts

dreams do come true., featuring word art from the new Digi Kit Someday by Wilna Fustenberg.

game day.

1 comment:

Barb said...

Great stuff Mary! Today's gold medal game seems like the right ending to Hayden's hockey season.