Friday, October 8, 2010

Picture this....

We all line up...
On one side two girls, 17 and 15 years old, a 9 year old fireball and a 6 year old sports wiz.
On the other side a 19 year old girl, 11 year old boy, 4 year old little girl, 7 year old farmer boy and.... a 40 year old woman.

The ball is in the 40 year old woman's hands... getting set... getting ready.... HUT!! 
The 40 year old woman's team runs routes, trying to get open... and finally the throw, straight to the 11 year old boy's arms.

This was the scene one day earlier this week.
This was the first time mom had played football in a LONG time, she hasn't lost her talent :)
Well... there was only one time... JUST one time. She caught the football and started to run the wrong way.... but that was only ONE time.

Who would have thought that after 12 kids that my SUPER cool mom would be running around playing football like the best of them (minus the ONE time that she ran the wrong way :)?
She surprised us all.

I hope one day to be like her. Not fizzed by the challenges that come along, no matter how old... to still be able to come down, and play a game of football with her kids.
Ignoring that fact that she would most likely be incredibly sore the next day,
Ignoring the fact that her hip is giving her problems.
Ignoring it all... to have a little fun, and play a little football.

I'm telling ya'll.... I've got one COOL mom.

❀ Jennifer


Sereina said...

Sounds like your mom is pretty cool!

Anonymous said...

haha, so fun! Your mom is amazing and I see her in you.