Last night ended our basketball season.
It is bittersweet.
Our church sponsors the Upward Basketball program. It is a faith based program that mixes ball with sharing the Gospel. My hubby has been the minister in charge, the last few years. He and the director of the program, at our church, have spent three nights a week for the past few months up at the church gym. A lot of planning, organizing and time has been spent. And it has been well worth the efforts put forth. It was an exciting season and we grew in numbers from last year. Not to mention that kids and parents heard about the love of Christ during every practice and game. Can't go wrong there.
Yet, we are tired.
It is bittersweet for me, because although I am ready for the season to be over, this was my baby's last season to play with Upward. (It is for kindergarten through 6Th grade) One more reminder that my boy is growing up. Last night I took my camera one more time, for some last game shots. You will have to forgive my photography. I still can't figure out how to get great action shots in our gym, with my camera...
Jordan had hurt his knee the night before at AWANA at church, during rec time. He insisted on playing the last game anyway. I don't think anyone else could tell it hurt him at times, except mom and dad. Then he jammed his finger. It was a tough game for him, but he was determined and ended up having a lot of fun anyway. He is one tough kid!
The games start with prayer and they ended with prayer last night. I could not pass up this photo memory. My favorite picture of the night, seeing young hearts praying before a game.
Jordan had a great season. They practiced hard and played hard. His team was undefeated.
Way to go #21! Mom and Dad are very proud of how you played this year.