Tonight was the inaugural game for the Queen Bees, Abby’s soccer team. It was the first real soccer game a third of our team has ever played. Ever. Let’s all keep that in mind, okay?
Some people like to judge a win based on who had the most goals. Personally, I think that’s overrated. I think wins should be awarded for teams who play their little 6 year old hearts out. Who leave it all on the field. The teams who never stop smiling, no matter how far behind they are. The ones who get knocked down and pop right back up, and the smile never leaves their faces. The ones who don’t complain, they just keep right on trucking.
The Queen Bees would be winners in that world. They would ALL be winners in that world. Heck, they ARE all winners!
Unfortunately, that’s not the way they judge a win, and the Queen Bees left tonight 0 and 1. I believe the final score was 5-0, but honestly, I quit counting after a while. But those girls never gave up. I am so proud of the way they handled themselves.
And they had a good time. That really is the most important thing. They had fun. Granted, they would have had more fun had they actually scored a goal, but that will come in time. Maybe lots of time. But it’ll come.