Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Christopher is a Saint!

I know that caught the attention of some of you.

My oldest has many wonderful qualities.

I'm thankful for the ways that I see him learning and growing.

Im excited about the changes I've seen in him over the last 4-5 months as he is seeking to know more about God and to get involved in a variety of ways at our church.

Well, this really isn't about church though.

If you have peeked at the pictures below, then you know what I'm talking about.  If not, ... they are coming.

I couldn't resist this post. 

When evaluating his time commitments for this year, Christopher decided that he wasn't going to be able to play football.  We asked him on numerous occassions if he was sure.  He was. 

Just recently, one of his former coaches (and his family) were over for dinner.  He talked with Christopher about playing.  He said they could use someone tall and fast.  They needed a receiver.   This is a big change for my son who is used to playing defense.  I think he likes being the hunter rather than the prey.  I do think he'll do a good job in this role though. 

It is nice to be recruited!  It was a blessing to receive a partial scholarship too.  I'm looking forward to the season!

So, once again ... Christopher is a Saint!



I love the values this league displays.  They pray together before the games (and during it if someone is hurt).



They have a devotion after the game and close in prayer.  Where else are you going to see opposing teams sitting down together?  And not just in the same space, but mixed together AFTER the game!



The game was interesting.  Our team was down 13-0 in the third quarter.  It was then that I learned that not only had they not yet won a game ... they hadn't even scored a touchdown yet.  I was wondering if this was going to be a long season.  Things really turned around in the 4th quarter though!  They scored!!!  Not once, but twice and went on to win the game!  It was exciting. 

So our Saturdays will be spent watching football.  If you are local and want game times, let me know as it's always fun to have more fans!  If you want to offer prayers for safety for these guys too - that is always appreciated!



Blessings

Leslie

4 comments:

  1. This is very exciting!! And I happen to L.O.V.E. football. Really, really love it! If I were local, you can bet I'd be there! It must have felt good to be recruited. I love that pic of all the players in a huddle, praying. What a wonderful experience for Christopher and your whole family!

    Blessings,
    Pam in SE MI

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  2. Thanks friends!

    Pam, I wish you were close enough to come! It is so much fun watching the games - even more so when the win! I'm glad he is playing again this year. We've all enjoyed being a part of the league and will miss it next year unless one of the other boys joins in.

    Blessings
    Leslie

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  3. We're not football fans around here (or any other sport for that matter) but I LOVE the picture of the team praying together.

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