Mariah wrapped up fall soccer with a nice, big "W" yesterday. They ended their season with 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. My middle child, who up to that point had left the soccer playing to her older sister, absolutely blew me away with her determination and perseverance. This is the same child who asked me after the first practice, "Do I have to come back?"
Not only did she come back, she pressured me to get her to practice on time twice a week. She improved right before my eyes--from not wanting to hurt anybody on the field into a tenacious Lil' Beckham prepared to do battle against the opposing teams every Saturday morning. Here's my hero in action: