And so it was sad that Joy’s basketball season came to an end. I was so impressed by how much the girls learned in just a couple of months. They don’t officially keep score at this age, but you know all the parents do! The first couple of games her team was creamed. But by the end of the season the tables were turned, mostly I think because we had fantastic coaches!
Joy was queen of defense. This little girl with number eleven was the opposing team’s star player. The first game she joined the team she scored every few minutes. I couldn’t believe someone her age could play that well.
Then the coaches put Joy on her. This last game #11 didn’t make a single shot. Everywhere she turned Joy was there. It had to be frustrating. I asked Joy if the little girl got mad at her. “No,” she said, “We’re friends.” I loved that!
Then they presented awards and it was all over. Yes it made our lives much busier with practices and games each week, but I loved it. I hope Joy has the opportunity to continue to play. Now we’re looking at an indoor soccer league for the summer. Indoor soccer in Texas in July and August? Why yes! We’ll see if we can swing it!