Monday, November 19, 2012

End of an Era



A lot has been going on this week (cleaning, mostly, in anticipation of Thanksgiving which will soon bring 7 house guests and about 25 for dinner); however, I have managed to sneak in a little sewing which I will be sharing soon. But first, I hope you'll entertain a little digression. I try to keep this primarily a quilting blog...but sometimes something in life is a little overwhelming...and you just feel the need to write about it! The little guy in the photo above is my youngest, and the photo was taken several years ago after he decided he wanted to wear his big brother's uniform...because, you see, even at a young age this little guy loved football. With. All. His. Heart.


He's had a pretty impressive high school career earning regional and state awards along with 15 touchdowns his junior year.



His senior year has been a lot of fun and has included more awards and 20 touchdowns. He's had a great time! It's been fun to be his mom as they racked up a 12-1 record and headed to the State Championship game on Saturday night.





It was a beautiful Las Vegas evening, we had an amazing crowd, and the team was prepared; sometimes, though, giving it all you have isn't good enough, and the win that was supposed to be...wasn't. In the end, though, he handled the loss with grace and dignity just as any true champion would. It's a blessing to be the Mom of such a quality young man, and while I'll miss the football games...I'm grateful for the memories!


Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!



29 comments:

trish said...

What fabulous fun and now memories you have!!

Carol said...

What a wonderful post Sherri...and wonderful memories...we still talk about the years in the bleachers watching Little League games...and Josh is now 35...LOL! ENJOY those memories.

laurajane said...

Lovely post Sherrie ,great memories to treasure.Xx

Donna said...

Wonderful memory. Enjoy.

Polly said...

I soooo know what you mean! My youngest son, now an architect in DC, was a baseball player from the time he was 5, and ending as captain of his high school varsity team. Our whole lives revolved around his games....and then suddenly, he was off to college and we were no longer baseball parents!! Enjoy the memories! What a ride!!

SewLindaAnn said...

That was a sweet post, thank you for sharing as a mom!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, isn't it bittersweet? For us it was baseball, and I remember posting when my son had his last college game. You'll miss it, but it sure makes for some fabulous memories!

Nedra said...

I know your family has been so dedicated in supporting your son's football career. He is a winner!

Rachel said...

As another football mom (mine graduated 2012) I felt/feel it too! Amazing how fast it flies by!

Holli said...

That was a lovely post, Sherrie!

Lisa D. said...

What a sweet post. I'm sorry for their loss, but it sounds like your son and his team had an amazing senior year!

Darlene said...

What a delightful post, Sherri. You and yours will carry these memories for the rest of your lives. I understand your pride in your son. :-)

Carrie P. said...

enjoyed that post. reminds me of all the years I spent at soccer fields with my boys. All through school they played.

Nanette Merrill said...

oh the agony of defeat. I think we moms feel it even worse than the kids.

Kindred Quilts said...

It's nice to break away from blogging about quilting every once and a while, to focus on what else brings joy to our lives. I enjoyed your post. Congrats to your son on a marvelous HS football career!

Sinta Renee said...

I was a soccer mom and know the feeling of that last game. But you never know what is around the corner... maybe college games to attend? Isn't it great to be a mom.

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love this post Sherri. Family memories like these are to be treasured for years to come. Thanks for sharing.
Amanda

Lorraine said...

Loved this post Sherri.....what wonderful memories you have....,!

carol l said...

Thanks for sharing your memories with us. Your young man seems like a nice guy, you have reason to be proud of him. He will go far in this world.
Carol

Bea GarcĂ­a said...

Thanks for sharing this... he sounds like a great human being!

•stephanie• said...

so glad you digressed a little from quilting.
you have the right to be a proud mom.
sounds like you've got a great son.
congratulations to him and the team on an amazing record and season.
{and attitude, it sounds like.}
the end of high school sports is kind of a sad time in the life of parents.
six years later - i still miss it.
happy thanksgiving!

Anita said...

Loved his cute "before" picture and later as a football star...thanks for sharing :)

CathyK said...

What a fantastic post! Great memories to cherish!

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Kathie said...

oh great post, isn't it amazing how our children's firsts and lasts are major parts of our lives too?
bet you can't believe he is a senior, where did the time go????
I am saying the same thing about our children, youngest is in college and I still can't believe it
Kathie

Mama Pea said...

Glad he had such a positive experience overall with football. I admire those of you who are having a bunch of people over. Me? I'm so tired and burned out, I plan to just veg out in front of the TV all day.

Josie McRazie said...

Something to be thankful for... an amazing son! Well done Mom!

Nina said...

It's taken me years to realize that as our children pass through different stages of life, so do we. It's not that we are living our lives through them, but their lives are entwined with ours and one change begets another. The adventure keeps on going! Best wishes.