Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yes. It is Possible to be Sad and Extremely Happy at the same time.

Now that I have your attention...

No, I am not depressed...although I have a craving for a bag of chips right now. Willpower, Mich. Willpower.

No, nothing bad happened...although work was a bummer today. But then what is new, right? "This is the day the Lord hath made. I will be glad..." Trying hard.

No, I didn't miss out on anything...it was actually my scrapbook night. Had a fun girl's night out.

But wait, I lied.

I did miss out on something. But I feel kind of bad. You see, I have been complaining about this little sport called soccer. Last week I was out every night but Wednesday on the soccer field sidelines watching my babies play. Tonight the good 'ol Dad gives me a break, so I can hang with the girlfriends and do you know what I missed?!!!

I missed my son's team getting clobbered by the "blue" team. It is five to zero at the half. They put Jordan in as goalie (HE hates it, but he really is good at it.) In the whole second half he only let one ball slip by. He said he caught 5 balls in the goalie. Yep! That is my son. They didn't win, but they came back to score five to their six. Not a bad comeback. Maybe Jordan should have played goalie the whole game...


And then my daughter's team was ahead by several points, so the coach moved the defenders to offence, which just happens to be all the girls. And would you believe that Kayla, my powerhouse kicker, strong defender, scored a goal? SHE SCORED A GOAL!!! Kevin said the excitement was crazy...


But, I did have a good night scrapping with friends and I'm really happy for my kiddos.

So, YES! It is possible to be sad and extremely happy at the same time...

Of course there are no soccer pictures of the highlights of the evening, because Daddy was in charge and doesn't want to fool with my camera and of course I WAS NOT THERE...

OH WELL. More games on Thursday.


Amber said...

Hooray for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuff like that always happens to me, too. The games I don't attend for one reason or another seem to always be the super exciting ones.

Andrea said...

GOD just gave you a reason to love soccer. He knows just what that mommie heart needed. He also knew you needed a "BREAK" with some friends. In order to be good mom's we need some time away and indeed we appreciate and value things our kids do and say more.
Blessings, andrea

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I can't tell you how many "good" games I've missed over the years... all because we've had to split up babysitting duties for our younger kids while our older ones played sports, and in the later years, mostly late night basketball.

They played soccer early on, but after 6th grade, stuck to basketball. I love them both, but soccer was my favorite.

Glad for your time out, though.


He & Me + 3 said...

I am always missing things like that because my head is turned. My mom started talking to me at Model's soccer game on Saturday and wam a goal. I missed it. Sheesh. I get to go scrapbooking this weekend. Woo hoo.

Heart2Heart said...


So proud of you that you passed on those chips. You have to tell yourself what nutritional value to they offer to you, NOTHING! They are full of fat and salt, sure they taste great, but your doing your body a huge favor is passing them by. Each day will get easier and you'll be that much closer to your goal. I am super proud of you!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

christy rose said...

I completely understand!!

mimi said...

Yes girl, it's so very possible. I feel that way a lot lately!

Yay team!

Jim said...

Life is a quandry of overload - choices always seem to have some discounts as well as blessings. I know you're proud of their rewarded efforts and I know they know it, too. Cheer up, from the sound of it, you'll have many more opps to view their growing skills.

Love you, and looking forward to Christmas.


Christi said...

Glad that you had a fun night out with friends, and so happy that your kids are doing well in soccer! That's great! How fun! :)

Gretchen said...

That Jim-Dad...he took my answer. But said it in just the right way.
And...I feel ya. Glad you got some "mom" time.

Mocha Momma said...

I hate it when that happens! I don't like missing anything. I may be a bit of a control freak.

Have a great week & I'm glad you got to scrap with the girls.

Happy Thanksgiving,