Thursday, September 24, 2009

Leather and Lace

Did you ever feel so proud of your child that you thought you might just burst? That's how my husband and I are feeling lately about Alex. Of course we are always proud of him and the fine young man he has grown into but lately we just can't help ourselves from sounding his praises a little more. Alex has been playing football since he was just eight years old. First playing for Tiger Pride, an organization affiliated with our school district for young boys interested in football. He moved on to middle school football and then to JV. Last year, being a junior, he played a little varsity but this year with a lot of hard work and determination has worked his way to becoming an important member of the varsity squad. My husband and I sit in the stands, watching him play with so much intensity giving the team 110%. We watch as the other team members and coaches pat him on the helmet after a great play and as the camaraderie between he and the other players grow. We watch as he runs out of the locker room with the team while the school fight song is played by the band. It can almost bring tears to our eyes. (ok I must admit--it has brought a tear to my eye) This past Friday was so special as both sets of grandparents were able to attend to cheer Alex on.....
We were so excited to wake up this past Saturday to find that Alex had made the front page of the sports section of our local paper. It was such a shame that it was not a win for the team but Alex played a great game....
Thanks for letting a proud mom do a little bragging...now onto the lace portion of this post. My friend Bethanie recently went to an estate sale and boy did she hit the jackpot!!! The estate belonged to a lady who was a seamstress for many years. Bethanie was able to purchase yards and yards of vintage lace. Being such a good friend, she willing shared her treasure with me. I could hardly wait to make some soldered charms with this beautiful lace. Here are just a few that I took to SweetPeas.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. I am off to create----the craft shows will be here before you know it.

5 comments:

Cindy Shea said...

How wonderful for your son and your family to share these precious moments in his life. Before you know it he will be a grown man and off doing his own things but these cherished memories will be with you forever. Thanks for sharing this heartwarming post with us. :)

Deb said...

Mom's have bragging rights, doncha know? ::smile:: That's so wonderful for your family.

Love the charms, too!

Cheers!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh Mimi!!! That is so wonderful!! I swear that you and I are leading parallel lives when it comes to our sons!! Connor has become a key part of the varsity team this year, too. And, he also made the paper last week!! A huge picture of he and the quarterback hugging each other after their victory against another local team. I totally know the pride you're feeling for your guy!! God bless. :)

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Mimi Sue said...

You might as well brag when he does something great. High school goes by so fast so enjoy every minute. Love those lace pendants. Gorgeous. Mimi

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Shout it out to the world, Mimi, moms are allowed to do that when they are so proud, and it really does make you feel as if you will burst with the happiness and pride. Congratulations. Kids grow up so fast, we have to enjoy the moments to the limit while we can!!

p.s. love the little charms, I see you have been real busy letting your creative juices flow! Have a good Monday. Thinking of you. Debby

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