I wanted to share a short story about what happened at my son’s soccer game.
It was the first soccer game of he season that I could attend. My son had been a little disappointed that he had to sit out during the first few games of the season. But it seemed that the new coach was starting to understand his strengths and skills.
The coach did put my son in this game, in his defensive position (left back). The game progressed and I saw my son in action. He seemed to be doing his job well. 😀
During the second half, the coach swapped him out for a taller defender to match the opponent. The team was still doing well although it seemed as though the opposing team was getting more chances to come up to the goal. Then, I heard a dad sitting next to me comment “Oh…Number 15 is out!” meaning that the defense was slightly weaker.
I smiled ever so slightly but I was BEAMING with pride on the inside. My son was being referred to by his uniform number! At that moment, I felt like Aaron Rodgers’ mom. 😀
I shared this feeling with my son on the car ride back adding “But I am your mom!”. His reaction was classic! He said, “Mom…” he shook his head and smiled.
Can you blame me though?