Now that soccer season is over, our family should now have all kinds of free time on our hands.
Haha, that may be one of the funniest sentences I’ve ever written.
But compared to the busyness of soccer season – now that Matt isn’t scheduling his life around college practices, games, and road trips – and now that our days aren’t dictated by which boy has a game to play or referee at what time – I find myself taking a relaxed sigh of relief.
Some of the projects that have taken a back seat to the soccer schedule can now be pulled out and worked on. Some of the ministries we have felt called to do can now be executed. The people we have wanted to have over and spend time with? We might be able to fit that in a little more easily now.
Soccer season is fantastic – and because of our involvement with soccer in the community and at our local Christian college – we feel that soccer in and of itself is a ministry that our family is blessed to be a part of. We love being able to be around so many families and college students. Matt’s ability to coach young kids and young adults alike is quite a gift. (I love watching him coach.)
But today Matt was able to help an elderly friend pack his home to move – and since he didn’t have to be back in time for soccer practice – he could stay until the job was finished. Tonight we got to go to the college to support our men and women’s opening basketball games – just because we wanted to. This Sunday, we get to start hosting High School Huddle again.
I love how different seasons provide different opportunities. And I love how the changes bring refreshment. Are we going to be less busy now? Probably not. But our involvement with people will be a little different than it has been during the past few months, and I find myself looking forward to it.
And maybe, just maybe, I am just a little bit relieved not to have to make any more trips out to the soccer complex to drop off, pick up, or cheer on a team…until the spring season starts. Then I’ll be all over it!
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