Enjoying the Moments
Updated: Dec 9, 2020
When I sit back and reflect on the past year, I start to realize the many blessings that God has bestowed upon me. If I could give my younger self a little piece of advice, it would be to enjoy every moment while it is happening because it only happens once. This is what I was told when I was busy with laundry, diapers, bottles, or hurrying through life for the next big event the kids were involved in. I never really understood or appreciated what that really meant, until I am faced while yet another kiddo going through all of lasts in her high school career. Do not get me wrong, I am very excited to see all my kids go through firsts too. The lasts are just a very new emotion, with their lasts happening it brings some lasts in your life too as a parent. These events cause so many different emotions for Joe and myself, but we are so excited to see our kids grow in their own lives.
This year our volleyball team made it to State Volleyball. This will be the third year in a row. The difference between this year and the last two is I have a senior on the team. As our team took the floor at what would be the last time our seniors would play volleyball on their home court, none of this crossed my mind in that moment. I just wanted the girls to have a great game and of course advance onto State. It was a nail-biting game with overwhelming amounts of anxiety and emotion. They did pull off the victory, so the planning began for state and we celebrated a good game while the excitement of the weeks to come was setting in.
As I am looking through pictures, I realized that this was the last home court game, playing in front of our home crowd, and sitting with some amazing senior moms that I have gotten to know over the past twelve years, all for the last time. Our daughters were classmates by chance, but we all became friends by choice. That is why it is so important to make the most out of every moment. When we started this year’s volleyball season amid COVID-19 we really had no idea of what would happen. That gave us the determination to make the most out of every moment we had on the court as though it would be their last game.