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Saturday, March 16, 2013

He Shoots....


Only 3 teams are left in League Playoffs in this tier.
We are one of them.
This game determines if we place 3rd, or go on to fight for 1st.


It's the last period....1:19 minutes left to be exact.
Our team is given a penalty for holding.

We're down to 4 players...and the opposing team decides to pull their goalie.
Now it's 6 on 4.

After the last hour and a half of  hard playing, all players are exhausted.
Now it comes down to 6 against 4 with just over 1 minute of play.

And both sides fight hard.

Forward to 1.6 seconds remaining!
....
Our defenseman winds up and shoots the puck from the farthest end of the rink.... to the other.
It slides by the other 3 players on his team.
It also slides by all 6 others on the opposing team. 
And with a few inches away from the edge of the net...it slides....... in!

Score!

The buzzer sounds. 
I don't know as I have ever jumped that high off a seat before.

That had to have marked the most exciting game and moment of play in my 
"mother-watching-hockey career"
 thus far.

So proud of you Ben.
That was one awesome shot!
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And then...it hit me.
I would have been that proud of him had he made that goal....
Or not.
It didn't matter.
My love for him isn't based on what he can do or what he's done.

It's just love.
Unconditional.
Regardless.

I love my kiddos no matter what they do, don't do, can, or cannot do.


It made me wonder.....
what would our world would be like if we all had that kind of love~~ 
regardless of conditions?



~Happy weekend everyone!~


15 comments:

Deb said...

Way to go...we do love our kiddos no matter what

darlin said...

What an amazing moment, way to go Ben!

I hear you in regards to unconditional love, goal or no goal our kidlets are our pride and joy!

Have a wonderful Sunday Dawn!

Michelle said...

Excellent!

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome!!!

Debbie said...

i know exactly what you are saying dawn, they are awesome, no matter what!!

i miss watching mine play sports. they are 29 & 30 now. one played soccer the other was involved in mens gymnastic's. it was so exciting. sounds like a "don't miss" game, so glad you were there!!

ladyfi said...

Great shot. And yes, unconditional love is the best.

Out on the prairie said...

Lots of excitment when our children play.I miss my girls sports activities now that they are grown, but still maintain love for everything they do.

Allison said...

When I go to hockey games for my son, I just pray. I pray that he is alive at the end of those violent games! :)

sage said...

You caught the excitement! Nice writing from a mom that's always proud of her children!

Jack said...

Hey! That must have been exciting. A little bragging about the kids is always permitted.

Mike said...

Awesome! I bet he (and you) are still smiling about that goal. Great memory.

Peter said...

A great story of passion. That winning feeling is definitely better.

Johann said...

Really awesome! You can be so proud! We love our kids like that and it is wonderful. Have a great week!

Judy said...

Oh Dawn, thanks for bringing back some memories for me when my boys played, the scenario is different, but the results are the same...SCORE!

Michael Manning said...

Very cool!