It is hard to believe that my oldest baby is thirteen and in 8th grade, but she is and it is basketball season around her. We HEART bball. Daddy is blessed to be able to coach this amazing team of young women for the incredible Christian school that she attends. These girls, in this photo with our oldest treasure, are one thing that I give thanks for every. single. day in my prayers. They are wonderful, Godly kids. They have been playing ball together since 5th grade, working hard, doing their best, and teasing their coach along the way. They are finally in 8th grade and after three seasons of playing alongside each other..they have found their rhythm. Watching them play this season is so much fun because they are GOOD (if I do say so myself). Her friend Ris is also about 5'10" which helps us out a bit.
We hosted a tournament today and we won first place! We also won the sportsmanship trophy because the other teams chose us as the best sports.
Everyone played a HUGE part and worked hard together and we beat Schaumburg Christian School 27-26. There were 30 seconds left on the clock and we were down 25-26 when my sweet Em got the ball and made the winning lay up! She was thrilled!! Everyone stormed the court and celebrated! We really do love this game and it is so rewarding that Em shares this love with us. We are about three weeks away from the state tourney and we have our eyes on the prize! Watch out teams because this year we are the ones to beat!