Life has been very busy over the past weeks. At times it seemed I needed to be several different places at the same time! In the middle of it all my sweet heart and I had a chance to get away and have a special weekend with family. Last month we made a trip to the southern Oregon coast but this is as close as we got!
We were there for a very special event. Our oldest grandson is a star basketball player for his high school team. Their hard work through the season paid off and they went on to play in the state championship playoff tournament. We were able to be there to cheer them on. We were so proud of the team - especially our grandson!
At times it almost seems as if he can fly!
Mr. R’s team wasn’t expected to go to the tournament at all and many people didn't expect them to continue to the end. They were rated in last place among the tournament teams – but, they fought hard, put everything they had into their games and finished in third place in the state!
At the end of every game, after they have greeted the other teams and their coaches, Mr. R’s team always gathers at center court for prayer. It always touches my heart to see these neat, young men and their coaches giving thanks to their Heavenly Father, no matter the outcome of the game.
It was fun to to be with our son, our dear daughter-in-law and their two oldest sons. (Their youngest son and two-year-old daughter were at home with their other grandma.) And it was fun to share and celebrate a very special time in the life of our grandson. We had such a good time together and we’re all making plans to return to the tournament next year! The team will have to earn their way back, but there’s no doubt in our minds that they will be there again – and so will we! My cousin and her hubby live in the area where the tournament is always held. We stayed with them and we’ve reserved their guestroom for tournament time next year!
(some photos courtesy of the Coos Bay World website)