Every Season must come to an end…

March 25, 2008 at 2:17 am (family, sports)

Well the lady falcons made a great run at it, but just couldn’t pull of the championship victory.  It’s a hard game to lose once you’ve come so far, but the ladies let their character shine through the toughness of the loss, even when the opposing team wouldn’t even come over to say good game at the end…jerks.  Either way, i can’t begin to describe how proud of my sister i am, as well as for the whole team for making it to the big dance.  To cap it off, the local newspaper, the morning of the championship game, had a full page picture of Amy driving the lane to advertise the big game which was cool to see.

I have to say one of the neatest things about the weekend was being able to have the whole family there.  Saturday night, the team organized a short Easter service (since everyone was going to be traveling the next morning) where we had some sweet worship, a cool message, and communion; in the hotel nonetheless.  It was especially meaningful for us because we have no idea when the entire family will be back together again…probably not until Christmas…we’ll see.

Anyway, for Amy, the end of basketball season doesn’t mean time to relax…she has a track meet on Wednesday…DANG.  Should be another great season for her as the only thing between her and a few other national titles (Javelin and Heptathlon – thats 7 events for those who don’t know their prefixes) last year were a couple of seniors….now they’re gone.  Time for her to tear it up…again!

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Weekend Update from Holland, MI

March 22, 2008 at 2:46 pm (family, sports)

Amid many traveling difficulties, my entire family (and the families of all the other team members) eventually made it out to Hope College in Holland, MI to see Messiah battle vs. Oglethorpe College (Georgia) for a trip to the title game. Actually…it wasn’t really a battle, it was more or less a beating as Messiah, as quoted in the local newspaper, DOMINATED the other team 80-60. The team played awesome and they face a tough, undefeated team from Texas tonight at 6:00 EST. The game vs. Howard Payne University will be broadcast live on CSTV tonight at 6:00 as well if you get that station and want to watch a great game. All the girls played so well and messiah definitely brought the best/loudest fans.

The gym here is incredible and the city is, well, they all think they are Dutch… It doesn’t really feel like march though because we got about 10 inches of snow and huge gusts of wind starting just as i pulled into town yesterday at 11 AM. I mentioned traveling dificulties….my brother Ben was first to arrive in grand rapids followed by Sarah who not only made her first solo flight, but skipped a lacrosse tournament back at home of which she is the captain of her team. Mom and Dad arrived at 2:30 AM after having flights pushed back about 2 hours due to the approaching snow storm. I met the same fate as most of the other parents that were traveling from the east; complete cancellation. So i hopped in the car at 11 PM Thursday night and, as as Selene Dion says, “I drove all night…to get to [Amy’s game]”. Nothing spectacular happened on the drive, although it was probably the dullest roads next to the stretch from Kansas through Nebraska…

No matter what happens tonight, it will be a special evening because we all will be here to watch Amy play in her last official basketball game/tournament. Doesn’t seem like it because she has been doing this since she was 9. We’ll let you know how things go tonight….GO FALCONS!

On a side note…my big bro turns 25 today! Happy Birthday Spence!

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