If you have read my blog for a while, you know how much I look forward to basketball season! And this season is no exception! My baby girl is playing varsity and we are so proud! Is the season easy? No way, but she is working hard and we see improvements each game. Delight! And I have to admit, it's moments like this, pictured below, that make my heart sing:
She jumped, squared up, shot over that girl-who has her hand nearly in my baby's face, and she swished it! Yes!
I like seeing her put her hand up to call for the ball and post up like this:
And when she draws a foul and makes her free-throws. She made one and missed one here:
See my Hannah? She is #50!
Most games, I feel exhausted when it's over just watching. I didn't realize it until this weekend's tournament that I move around in my chair as if I am helping Hannah. Ha! She certainly doesn't need my help. I may have played 5A basketball when I was in high school, but she would beat me any day!
See the thingy on her arm? She is wearing it for a little added support. A few games ago, she was fighting for the ball and an opponent jerked her arm backwards and hyper-extended it a bit. The sleeve gives her a little support.
And much to my husband's delight, I now read the sports page in the newspaper! I use to only read it if the comics were in that section. Ha! Now, it's the first section of the paper that I read!
And I'm saving every one that mentions my baby girl. This Sunday, I squealed when I read it! She had 10 points and a mention in the big city paper. Oh, God is so good! I thank Him for giving her the ability and I pray His protection over her and her teammates when they play and practice.
Go Hannah! #50! We are so proud of you!!!!