Sunday, November 2, 2014

I ♥ This Small Town, Especially During Football Season

Football Season is always much anticipated at our house! We try on uniforms and even decorate long before the first game. This football season stood out to me, showing me all there is to be thankful for, living in this small town.

So here's my list...
21 Things I ♥ About This Small Town

1. I ♥ how the high school students support their team with a "dress up" theme. Every home game they spread the word and come fully decked out. (Beach night)

2. I ♥ how some of the Freshman football team had a tradition of going together to away games and watching their Varsity teammates. 

3. I ♥ that our children are receiving instruction from volunteer dads who just want to GIVE of their time.

4. I ♥ how we have close friends that are willing to pick up and take care of our younger kids when the older are playing.

5. I ♥ how the booster club encourages athletes to do their part by volunteering in the concessions.

6. I ♥ how athletes are able to show their faith in public.

7. I ♥ how the "older" boys show up on Saturday to support the Y teams.

8. I ♥ how boys are so proud of their classmate, being the FIRST in a long time to start Varsity as a Freshman. (I'm hoping this was western night.)

9. I ♥ how newcomers don't feel that way for long.

10. I ♥ how friends catch great pics of your kids when you forgot your camera.

11. I ♥ how the games are online so my parents can watch... and how the commentators give details specifically for them. 

12. I ♥ our sweet uniforms!

13. I ♥ that after a tough game a friend reminds me of what our emphasis should be.

14. I ♥ intense moments.

15. I ♥ the personal attention the HS coaches give the players.

16. I ♥ how our school colors are good to decorate with :-)

 17. I ♥ the tradition of having a girl wear your uniform.

18. I ♥ Momerators, (Moms of Liberators) who feed the players a meal every Thursday night.

19. I ♥ Homecoming parades...

20.  and Homecoming parade fans.

21. I ♥ the relationships between all ages.

I'll end with my favorite story from this season... Jake hasn't quite yet got the love or drive for sports the others have. He does enjoy them, because of friends! He wasn't getting to play much and I was hoping to motivate him a little, I asked "Jake, you're on the sidelines a lot. Does that bother you?" To which he replied, "Oh no! It's fine. It gives me time to relax!"

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