Sunday, April 10, 2011

Top Shot


This is my favorite photo of my crazy day yesterday... not just because it's a GREAT shot (if I do say so) but because of what it represents to me.  Due to the ridiculous politics of grown-ups, Dear Daughter's soccer team recently experienced some unpleasant changes.  After playing with some of her very best friends for years, she has made the decision to move on to a new team... eleven tween girls she had never met, girls who are already friends, who have already proven themselves to each other both on and off the field. 

How daunting for a girl at an age when she is starting to go through many other changes and is quite unsure of her place in the world... as confident as she likes everyone to think she is, we have had more than one quiet moment together when she has shared her nerves and insecurities.  But she LOVES soccer and after much thought made the scary decision on her own to accept this new challenge.

Now to the part about why I LOVE this photo... this is MY girl... my girl who loves to play soccer, who gives her entire heart and soul to the game, to the moment... and in this photo she is not worried about who is watching her, or who might not like her... all she is worried about it stopping that ball.  Look at that ponytail fly!   As we walked off the field yesterday she looked at me with a giant smile and said, "Mama, I think we made the right decision"... WHEW.  I think I feel my ponytail flying.  

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13 comments:

Annette said...

That's an awesome photo!! Your daughter sounds amazing and I wish her all the best with the new team!

Jordan said...

Amazing picture & great post :)

OnePerfectDay said...

This is really is a great post!
As for that picture.....It's just perfect!

iknitandbead said...

That picture IS fantastic! And, your daughter sounds like she has a good head on her shoulders. You must be so proud! :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

SO great when things just work out! I have my first in sports this year - the three older ones never wanted to do any. We will see how the politics fly - I am sort of dreading it! Beautiful shot!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

More power to her! And a super shot! You should enlarge it to poster size for her room!

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dorinesplace said...

Just AWESOME every which way!

Love ya

mommysankey said...

Amazing photo. How great that your daughter made such a decision. I hope all works out.
The "mommy politics" are what I am dreading the most... this picture will be a great reminder that is she follows her dreams she can make anything happen. You must be one proud mama!

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I think it is a great photo too! Good job, Kelly! I am visiting from Sunday Stroll. It is very nice to "meet" you.

I hope you have a blessed week!
Long Wait For Isabella

Meg said...

I love this story! your daughter looks like quite the athlete. I wish her lots of success as she continues to become an all star player.

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Tara @ Feels Like Home said...

That is a great photo and a great quote!

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