Last night, 8pm the Sanford Warriors take the court, my stomach is in knots. We have watched this top-seeded (22-1) Varsity team throughout the season. My son is over in the cheering section, his season is over (JV basketball) and a few of his best friends play varsity. This was his first year in basketball … super proud of him because he did it spite the nay sayers who said he was too small & would never get on the court. But he did it, and did get some play time, and has already professed he will be on varsity next year. I love that kid! He has heart & determination.
So this game was intense…these boys all season normally get a 30 pt lead in the 1st half (so I can sit back and relax the rest of the game). But this is the DIAA State Basketball tournament, on a court that felt like we were at the NBA…..it was pins & needles for me up through 4rth quarter. But they consistently kept at least a 10 pt lead, and they did it! They beat Concord with a 53/34 win and are on their way to defend their 2 time state championship for a THREE-PEAT! In 45 years, no school has won the DIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament three seasons in a row! As if that weren’t blessed enough, the Sanford Warrior Girls basketball team are also top seeded and will also play for a Three-peat tonight against Ursuline as they defend THEIR last 2 state titles! Wow,stick me with a fork I’m done!
The game wasn’t over until about 11pm, & we still had to stop at our store as we are preparing to open this Tuesday, then on to our eldest daughters to pick up the little ones. Therefore I am in desperate need of coffee this morning (I can smell that my wonderful hubby has some brewing for me). It’s going to be a long day. We’ve been preparing to open for several weeks now, and honestly it’s bitter sweet. Sweet because we run our own business & work with our kids & family, get to eat water ice & custard all day, meet new people, catch up with old friends and then work for us is done at the end of summer! Bitter because the season is constantly busy, we work with our kids and family, and eat water ice & custard all day! LOL We also don’t really get to vacation until after the summer. But it’s all good, I’m not complaining. I know I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philp 4:13)
I just have to wrap my head around how hectic it’s going to be. My mom always says “you better get your mind right!” That’s how I feel today. During the fall/winter season, my husband is here to help out around the house & with getting the kids back & forth to school etc. Spring/summer season, my husband is usually at the store all day, so that means pretty much everything else will fall on me. I have my own home business but I also do the books & online social marketing for the store. I will be running all the errands, taking care of the house, & cook most of the meals. My son just started baseball season so he has practice practice practices, my eight year old is in a big jungle book production so she has rehearsal rehearsals rehearsals, and my 4 yr old is glued to my hip. I home school her, but she will start kindergarten in the fall. My big task with her this season will be to keep her out the store as much as possible, you do the math…..a 4yr old mixed with free reign of water ice & custard multiplied by the entire spring & summer. You would think she’d get tired of it after a couple weeks right? NOT AT ALL!
Well I leave you with this…..
EVERY morning for the past say 3 months, I have opened my eyes to find that I have been singing in my sleep. The verse this morning was “Don’t let ’em steal your joy, don’t let ’em, don’t let ’em steal your joy”. Wonder what that is all about?