Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A Fury of Football Frames....

 So what do you do when you keep saying more to come on your blog....
 So what can I do when I have posted at least three blogs on Drew's races.....
 So what can I do when football season has already been over for two weeks and still no pictures....
 Well you got it....a fury of football frames!
 Caleb just finished his third year of football with the same team and the same great coaches
 His first year was four years ago when we were still unaware of some of the issues he faced in his birth country---football brought much of that to the surface and allowed us to deal with some previously unknown circumstances---and for that we are truly thankful.
 The next year we took off because it was Drew's senior year of cross country and there were many conflicting dates, plus we wanted to make sure Caleb was ready for another foray into such a rough sport.
 This year he really started to figure it out and was off to a great start, due to a first game injury he became a little hesitant, but worked through it during the season.
 Caleb played starting defensive back on a team that was second in their league.

The first place team won state by a landslide and Caleb's team only lost to them by 4 points.
 I believe Caleb was the only 5th grader on a team of 6th graders, so they will all be moving on to jr. high next year (seriously that can not be so close to happening with our second set of kids--boy I am getting old!)

 That means  next year, if he chooses to play, it will be with a new team and new coaches.
 Caleb is extremely social, the total opposite of Hannah, and he will really miss these guys.

He loves it when we see them around town or at other functions.
 Here is the first hit of the season where he got hurt.  I think he was the guy underneath and got hit in a pretty sensitive area:(
 Coaches checking him out on the field to see if he can play.
 On the Sunday before his final regular season game, we believe he dislocated his knee running to the bathroom at church.

Yes, you hear that right, not playing football as all parents worry about, but at church!

He missed the first play-off game which was hard for him, but the swelling was gone by the final game and he played in that game.
 What a great season Medford Pop Warner Black Tornado!
 Caleb with Coach Faust, their official head coach and his defensive coach, who was amazing with Caleb all 4 years.
Caleb with Coach Rumrey, their acting head coach, overall tough guy who expected a lot from his kids and taught them a lot about teamwork and discipline---oh and he is the ex-head high school football coach that coached lots of winning high school teams.

Great season Caleb, we are very proud of all your hard work!

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