Monday, November 12, 2007

Mansfield Football Senior Night

I gotta report on Senior was such a proud moment for me. Just look at this handsome son of mine! So here's the scoop - we arrived at the stadium 45 minutes before game time and met up with all the other senior parents in the end zone under the score board. The band parents, cheerleading parents, mascot, drill team, and any other student participating, were all there. Football players went first because they had to get to the locker room. The players were out on the field getting ready when we got there. A coach lined us up according to jersey number so we were at the you might guess when you see Josh's jersey number. So, there we stood on the sideline...Josh came up and gave me the yellow rose I am holding in my left hand. He did tell me I owed him $4 for it, though!! We waited our turn while making small talk with Josh. When it was almost our turn I told him how proud I am of him. I almost cried when we first stepped onto the field...but, they were showing the players and parents walking across on the big screen on the scoreboard and I didn't want to be crying on it. We walked across, got our photo made, and Josh went to the locker room and Johnny and I went to our seats in the stands. Even though it was our last regular season game we made it to the playoffs so there's at least one more game then it's over. Another chapter closed. Something else ended that gets us closer to the end of high school for Joshua. I came home from class today and Jess was watching the CMA Awards show she recorded and it just so happened that Kenny Chessney was on singing "Don't Blink." I've blinked a few too many times...
Another proud moment -- thanks for indulging me!


Anonymous said...

Alright, now am feeling old! Josh graduating from high school who would have thought it would happen so fast. Josh has really grown up to be a great man and I only had him for a couple of years. Also, congrats on seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with school. Brian

Anonymous said...

What a special time for your family!! He looks like a young man in that picture not the kid I remember. He is all grown up now.
I know yall are proud!!