At Opening Ceremonies Thursday
Opening Ceremonies trading. The teams were all announced according to state and team and the state flag was carried down. After that there was music, dancing and trading of team paraphernalia among the athletes. It was loud, chaotic, fun and amazing!!!!!
A team dinner followed
And soccer in the hotel parking lot was a way to end this amazing and memorable day. And it sure didn't hurt that the "cute Alabama" boys U14 team was staying there also and just happen to be playing soccer in the parking lot too!
The first game against Georgia.
Finally the start and getting some of those nerves worked out!
The second game against NC.
Praying on the field before the game...brought tears to my eyes every time. And like one Mama said, "They did this all on their own. Their idea" They also had bible verses written on their arms and faces.
The last game against Texas...only for their pride as the coach said. They went home with humbleness instead.
Prayer before last game. And isn't this the better victory? To know our children have won their eternal salvation..they have the eternal victory.
Still hard to swallow as a tired, sore, and heartbroken 13 yr old.
So thrilled my daughter had this opportunity and that she gave it to us as well! I love you Julia and I am so proud to be your Mom!!!!