I grew up playing sports. Soccer for a few years when I was little. Go Grease Lightening! Let’s be honest, that wasn’t my sport at all. Volleyball began in middle school and I loved playing. In high school, I was a tri-athlete for freshmen and sophomore year; playing volleyball, waterpolo and swim team. For junior and senior year, my focus was on waterpolo. Go Cougars!
One of the best parts of playing sports is the excitement and adrenaline you would get from having others cheering you on (at times getting tooooo into it!). It was always great to see my family and friends sitting in the bleachers. My support system. It always made me want to do better during the game. Dig that hard spike that seemed impossible. Make that goal to win the game. Achieve THAT play that would make the entire gym or pool deck go nuts!
I am grateful to have had such a huge cheering section when I played sports.
Jayden is playing basketball this year. Go Dragons! He is sooo good and, most importantly, he is having fun! The games have been exhilarating and downright comical at times. Today was game two of the season and Jayden was impressive. He was more confident in his abilities and really played his position. He plays position “5” mainly; in real basketball terms I believe he plays center. He was getting rebounds and made great passes. He was being silly. Every time he would put the ball back into play to his teammate and head down court, Jayden would leap over the school emblem located at center court. It was hilarious. He was enjoying himself and playing like a rockstar too! It was fun to watch.
Sitting on the gym bleachers next to my parents and Lalo’s family watching and cheering Jayden on made me extremely happy. It took me back to the days when I played sports and what my cheering section meant to me. How important it was to see my family and friends sitting in the bleachers. To have them there supporting me.
I am beyond ecstatic to be apart of Jayden’s cheering section. To feel the excitement when he would get the ball. To laugh watching him leap over the school emblem. To see him smile. To be excited with him and encourage him when he needed it. I know being there and cheering him on means a lot to him.
It meant a lot to me to have my family and friends cheering me on when I played sports.
I cannot wait for the many more sport games both the boys will have. To watch them just like how my family and friends came to watch me. To cheer them on and witness their greatest moments.
To support them.
Be their awesome cheering section!