Monday, September 12, 2011
Takin Care of Business
Irvine Football has started up again, which keeps my pretty busy. This year I have a lot of responsibility which is perfectly fine because my school schedule is very light right now. I purposely made it that way because I love football so much, I never want to miss it! ;) Anthony is playing both JV and Varsity this year, so I am going to 2-3 games a week if you count the Freshman games. Though, that's nothing new to me. When Anthony was a Freshman, Armand was both JV and Varsity, so I'm used to it! So, JV played on Friday in South Torrance and lost 21-3 which was a bummer, but they played their hearts out, so it was a great game to watch! Anthony played both OL & DL, so he was exhausted by the end of the game. Thank goodness Carrie Whitsell brought snax for them to eat on the bus ride home!
Saturday was the 1st Varsity game of the season and I am now in charge of coordinating the pre-game meals, so I was at the school from 1:00 til about 11:00pm. There are a select group of us moms and dads that devote our time and energy to the program and are willing to make sacrifices, even if it means we don't get to enjoy all the bells and whistles. The satisfaction on our boys' faces makes it all worth it. So, our 1st meal was tailgate style and we grilled burgers and sausages for the boys. It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun! Then we had family pictures, which I cannot wait to see! Sadly, Armand had to miss it though because of work. :(
I got a partial delivery of the football garb...aka spirit wear....that I get to rummage through this evening and sort them out according to orders taken. There are already 5 boxes full and that's only about 1/5 of everything. Pretty soon my living room and dining room will look like football vomited in my house! Love it! This year is a bit sad for me though because I need to find a replacement. It's been 5 years since I started running garb and it's like my baby. But, Anthony's gonna be a senior next year, so I want to find someone to shadow me this year so that I can give them the reigns and actually watch my boy play for his final season. So far, I've got no takers though. uh-oh...looks like I might just have to stay! ;)
Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of 9/11. At church we had a short little memorial and I lost it. I haven't cried that hard in an really long time! Then, pastor mentioned that as a result of 9/11, my baby boy Armand was saved! I remember it so clearly. The 3 kids were downstairs watching Cartoon Network and I was in the boys' room watching the news footage from the attacks. I was sobbing not only at the realization of all the hurting people in the world who had lost loved ones, but at the realization of the thousands that had lost their lives without a chance to trust the Lord. Armand came upstairs and saw me crying and immediately tried to console me. He was rubbing my back and asking me what was wrong. I shared with him why I was so sad and we discussed what it meant to be a Christian. He asked Jesus into his life at that very moment. 9/11/01 will never be forgotten, but neither will 9/12/01.
After church I came home and crashed hard until 7:30 when Anthony came in and asked me for dinner! I'm guessing I needed the rest!
Today after school, I went and applied for Healthy Families and found out that I qualify! I am so excited because I can finally get Anthony back on his medication, Amythyst can get her teeth fixed and Armand can get new glasses!! Hoorayy! No insurance for me, but I'm totally okay with that. The kids are priority 1! So excited! God is good!!
Well, that's all I have time for right now. Catch you up later when I'm done takin care of business!