Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"I'm proud he's my brother!"


Jayden (8) had a soccer game tonight. Watching first-graders play soccer is an interesting event (especially after watching our 10 & 12 year old daughters play soccer, where they play their positions and really get the strategy of the game).

With first-graders, when you see a big cluster of kids on the field, the ball is somewhere in the middle of the cluster. Jayden is one of the smallest on the team, but he holds his own.

During the second half, he was picked to play goalie, and not a single ball got by him. He's very quick and very determined, and he hurls his body sideways to block and catch the balls. We were watching from the sidelines as he blocked ball after ball after ball. Maea commented "Hey, he's really good!" A moment later she quietly said ... "I'm proud that he's my brother."

4 comments:

Kari said...

Oh I LOVE this post:)))
The children look wonderful!! What a blessing to know the before & now the after!!
xoxo

Bliss said...

This post made me smile...so sweet.

Christa Bertram said...

Karen,
I'm so glad Jayden loves soccer. Your daughter's comment warmed my heart. I look to your families adjustment for encouragement as we work through the challenges of our first few weeks home. Thanks for sharing your life with us. :) Christa Betrtam

Susan said...

Just came across your blog this morning; your family is beautiful. We are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. Your blog encouraged me this morning. Thanks!
:)