Monday, June 11, 2012

Camaraderie


I just found this photo on my daughter's school website. Already it seems like so long ago that her girls varsity soccer team went to the championship finals last November and lost in a heartbreaker. The game was exhilarating. This post is for Elizabeth, who now spends most Saturdays at her sons' baseball games. Dear Elizabeth, enjoy the heart-stopping plays and the camaraderie among families on the sidelines. Too soon, it will be over, but the memories will keep you smiling.

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  1. Oh, thank you Angella! What a sweet and warm photo, and I will take your advice completely! Love to you and your beautiful family, always --

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    1. Elizabeth, your post about spending your Saturdays at the ballpark and loving it brought back memories, and they were sweet ones. I had to make myself not regret the games and track meets I missed, and to be satisfied with the ones I did make. It's always a balancing act, and you do it beautifully.

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  2. Beautiful photo. Now, having said that, let me add that I was a TERRIBLE sports mom. I sort of hated all of those games. I really did. And I don't feel guilty.

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    1. Ms. Moon, sports is just a metaphor. It's not about the sports. that's just one kind of organizing principle, but not the only kind. not all kids are sports kids. some are daydreamy take an aimless walk and talk kids. to my mind, It's about showing up for them, being in the stream of their lives somehow, and you did that, i know you did. I can tell by how good it is with your children now. hugs.

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  3. This photo makes me nostalgic. Graduation is in a little more than a week and I am feeling very torn between joy and wanting to go back... I think you understand, my friend.

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    1. Debra, for us, graduation is in two days. It's a whirlwind week, happy and joyous but also full of melancholy nostalgia that all those days of raising them are past. I do understand. I certainly do. But this is how it is when it works out, my husband likes to say. So yes, we rejoice. We're happy and looking ahead. Always lovely to see you here. I hope things are well for you. Much love.

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  4. Yes, it really is all good:) I will soon be forced to start thinking about what I would like to do now that I am the mother of four grown up women. Maybe that is part of my melancholy. I always knew that I wanted to be a momma when I grew up. Now that they are grown up, I just do not know what will come next for me.

    Things are much better. Interesting that a lot of what happened around here had to do with the same things that you wrote concern about in your most recent post. Our responsibility to remain here and well is not only for ourselves but to those who love us.

    Big hugs and lots of love:) Enjoy your daughter's wonderful day!!!!!!

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