Friday Night Lights

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Tonight is our last football game of the season. As we wrap up another year, the natural response for me is to reflect. This year our season essentially started in June instead of August. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the boys as far as engagement or push back. Each year is different for sure, but this year has been unique in several ways.

Here are my season highlights:

  • I was on the sidelines taking pictures
  • The boys were in the stands or also on the sidelines helping with water
  • The crowd was intense. Engaged, loud, and opinionated in a way I’ve not experienced that I can remember.
  • We hardly traveled
  • No overnights away
  • Saturdays were lazy, relaxing, and used for catch up
  • I took a weekend away without feeling guilty

What’s Next?

That seems to be the question of the hour. I’m not sure what the next few weeks will look like. One thing I know for sure is that there isn’t any recruiting! Although there may be a week or two where everyone is home for dinner together, I’m not delusional expecting it to last very long. There is still a weight room to supervise, and our kids have their own activities.

I am looking forward to a few dates and family outings. Perhaps a bit of travel to cheer on our favorite college teams? I’m also looking forward to a bit of help around the house with chores.

Will I Miss Anything?

Although I’m excited to have our weekends back for awhile the boys and I had a pretty nice Friday night tradition when Ordell was away.

  • Library
  • Out for dinner
  • Movie or TV at home

Just some time to be together the three of us, to chat and catch up from the week. I’m loving the ages of our kiddos. I’m also aware the years left at home are fewer than the years they have already spent under our roof. I’m going to embrace our time together even if it means less travel and Friday nights under the lights. I can’t help but feel that the commitment to our sons first in this season of life is something that God delights in. They have spent years on the football field every weekend, and now

I can’t help but feel that the commitment to our sons first in this season of life is something that God delights in. They have spent years on the football field every weekend, and now it’s their time.

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