Julia's team won the semifinals in their league yesterday, in a glorious afternoon of sun and wind and cheering parents and a relaxed match (it's nice to be up 4 nil). She's built good friendships and team work and been mentored by some amazing senior girls, for which I am thankful. I can't be positive enough about sports for girls. Fellowship, exercise, health, confidence, a group to belong to, values deeper than surface appearance, serving others, disciplined time management, being outside . . very thankful for this opportunity for her. And for Acacia, whose JV team had an undefeated season in league play and went to semifinals in the varsity tournament last weekend and finals in the other tournament they entered. Acacia had an equally positive experience with lots of playing time, improved skills, respect for coach and team, etc.
(here is Julia with Rachel, her "twin" for "psych" =dress up crazy to get in the mood to win)
And lastly, this is a good week to pray for Caleb's future. By mid-March the US Air Force Academy board will have made their admission decisions. By early April he'll have heard from the other universities to which he applied. His future is a big black unwritten slate and the chalk is about to become visible. I love who he is and who he's becoming and we believe he has what it takes to be an Air Force pilot . . . or anything else God has in store for him.