Monday, June 11, 2007

3 time State Champions

I can't believe it our team did it the third year in a row. It was an awesome game. You really could not say that one team had the advantage because it really went back and forth. They had a great team. We were 0-0 at the end of the game and went to two 10 minute overtimes still 0-0 then went to Penalty Kicks. One of their players hit the crossbar and it went out and our keeper saved one. Our players, including Chandler, made their pk's. I have a horrible headache right now from screaming so much. Now we are off to Oklahoma for regionals.
One thing I have always done with my son before every game is pray. We prayed this morning as usual. As soon as he walked out of the room I immediatly called him back in and said you may go into pk's, lets specifically pray for our goalie if that happens. I so totally believe that God's wants to give us the desire of our hearts if it works to glorify Him. Thankfully His answers these past three years have been yes because yes's are always more fun at least at first. No's are harder to take because you know without a doubt that character building or a humbling process is taking place or he has something better in store for you, which of course you don't figure out until a reflection period takes place and you have this "ah hah" moment where you hit yourself on the head and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" Of course we all know it's because He is God and we are not. Enough rambling now. I really think I need a couple of advil and a good night sleep.


Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,

First, I want to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. Although we talk on the telephone, it's nice to read your words because it gives me time to reflect on what you have to say!

Second, congratulations to Chandler and his team!!! Go Rush!

Finally, a big shout to Carson and Cameron. Did you save me any Starburst?! ;-))


MOM said...

Way to go Chandler and all the other RUSH members!!!!!! Dad got up this morning and went straight to the computer to see the results. We are so Happy for the entire team and their families. It was a nail biter!! Was Sam the goalie?

I bet everyone had a difficult time getting to sleep last night with all the adrenaline.

How are Carson and Cameron doing with their swimming lessons? Give them all a hug and Kiss from Nana and PopPop!

MOM said...

Linda you are faithful and have a sweet heart for God. It shows through in all that you say and do. Dad and I are so proud of the way you live for HIM and teach your children not only the power of prayer but that all prayer is answered. As you said we may not always like the answer but we can count on God that he will answer.
Have a blessed day!!!!!

Kim said...

Awesome post, Linda! Thank you so much for sharing your faith. Congratulations to your son and the whole team and good luck in Oklahoma! I wish I was in Florida at Convention with Sandy! I KNOW they are having a GREAT time! I can't wait to hear all about it when she returns. Looking forward to your next post. Hugs ~ Kim