So blogging has been sporadic and today I realized I hadn't posted anything since the beginning of January. I wish I could say it was because I was doing so much "finishing" but we've had illness, a broken toe, stitches, provincial exams, sports, girlfriends, a visit from my dad and work and life.
March 1 was a bittersweet sports day for us. Colin was playing in the Burrard Cup and Adam was playing in the banner game. Both were up against teams they knew were going to be hard to beat and both boys' teams lost. What made it a tough day for me is that it was the last day of me being a soccer mom and a hockey mom. Colin has decided not to continue with soccer and commit his time to school volleyball, fencing at his club and judo, which is his new love. For Adam, this was his last year of Midget hockey. Twelve years he's played for Richmond Minor! I know he will continue to play in some sort of way because of his love for the game but it won't be the same for me.
So luckily the stars aligned and we were able to watch both games. Colin played his heart out, as he always does, but this time with a broken toe and six stitches in his fingers. There was no way he was going to miss his last game and he went out strong. Proud of him, his perseverance and determination.
Adam's team played really well and at some points, we thought a win might be in reach but it wasn't. Regardless, we talked to Adam before the game and told him to just enjoy it, take it all in. Adam plays with such joy. He has said he loves the first glide on the pure ice and I thought about that today as he skated on to the ice for the game. He skated by and smiled a few times during the game, which is pretty typical for Adam. I watched every face off - thinking each one might be Adam's last...this was the one that was.
And his last skate off the ice...
At the end of the day, I was a little nostalgic. I am going to miss being a soccer mom and a hockey mom. I just love watching them play and am thankful for all the years I was able to do that!
It has been such a beautiful early spring. The cherry blossoms have been in bloom since the middle of February. Blue skies, sunshine.
The boys have had some good news. Colin rocked his Math 10 Provincial and Adam has received acceptance to UBC. Proud of our boys!
Lots of things to celebrate this month, including a little 49th birthday for me!
So there's a little update on our lives, as we transition into spring break and some "finishing"!