Thursday, February 28, 2013

go for the goal

It's soccer season again for the high school girls,
 and Amy and Elise are enjoying the challenge of being back on the field. 
We are so thankful for their great coaches, 
and for this opportunity, even as part-time students, to be a part of the team!
praying together before a game
Because the Filipino school year ends in March, 
the soccer season is a short one for these young ladies.  
By the end of March all of the local competing schools
are out on summer vacation.

Amy on defense
That means it's an intense time of preparation and lots of games condensed into about 9 weeks.

Elise on defence
Both Elise and Amy have had some minor injuries this season,
requiring frustrating time resting on the bench.
But even in that there are important lessons to be learned.

(Like how to make a DIY ice pack! - 
Leave it to Amy to track down a way to make one out of common household stuff!)

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. 
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, 
ambition inspired, and success achieved.
-Helen Keller


Carl G. said...

What a kick!

us5 said...

:grin: good shot, Carl.

Anonymous said...

A good ice pack is a package of frozen peas.

Judy said...

GO AMY AND ELISE!!! Yay! Love that second photo!

us5 said...

good idea, Hank! we don't buy too many frozen veggies here because they aren't so great...but this might be one reason to buy some of those frozen peas! :)

us5 said...

the photo was courtesy of Mark! :blush: sorry i didn't give you credit, dh!