This is my goalie girl. The iPhone pics have to do. I forgot my camera. She has played goalie before but this weekend was different. She played with gusto. Out of six halves, she goalied for four. She did amazing!! When you have grass stains all over your arms and legs that means you kept a clean goal! Have I ever told ya'll how much I love to watch my girl play?
Here's a closer-up of Julia and Annabelle, one of Ashley's pugs.
Ashley and me. Two very tired and windblown soccer mamas. Ashley is an awesome soccer aunt and is going to make the best soccer mom. My children fought for her attention all weekend and she loved it as much as they did. We've been friends since we were 19-years-old and Ashley knows all my dreams and all my fears and she's known most of them since before they were ever realities. Girlfriend time with her was a great gift. We were so busy this weekend and that was a good thing for my soul.
Soccer games and climbing trees go together like peanut butter and jelly. Enough said.
Ashley was such a help to us this weekend. She got up early, carried chairs and blankets, walked the dogs, walked the children to the bathroom, held children when Mommy was running up and down the sidelines yelling, navigated me around Houston, housed all five of us, bought me Starbucks, laughed when things were tense and just shared life. For that I'm thankful.
The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.