Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sometimes She Shows Me

I may be 12 years older, and way cooler...but sometimes, she shows me. How to tough it out, hang in there, and win life's battles, so to speak. A few weekends ago, I went to my baby sister's volleyball tournament. It's the first one I've been able to attend and stay for more than one game, kid free no less. It was so fun, and pretty intense.

In one of the matches, my sister went up for a block and hurt her hand. When my mom and I saw tears coming, we knew she was really hurt. My sister doesn't cry. Ever. She came out for a bit, and the trainer told her it looked like a sprain, and gave her two options. She could sit out for the rest of the tournament, or, he could wrap it up, and she could go back in. I won't tell you the exact words she used {{{explicit}}}, but it was something like, "No way I'm sitting out." After going back in, my sister killed it. Literally. Killed the ball. I don't know the exact stats, but she tore it up, playing better than I've ever witnessed. She even served the ball one handed. I was truly amazed. To top it all off, my sister scored the winning point, in the winning game, to win the entire tournament. My heart swelled with pride, and tears rolled. It was very emotional. Seriously, the kind of stuff you see in movies.

Thank you for showing me, sissy! Thank your for showing me that when times are tough, when no one would blame you for sitting out, and, even when it hurts, you still play the game. Not only did you play, but you played hard, and you won! Love ya!

Here is a link to an article in the West Valley View her team/picture was featured in!

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