he hasn't played soccer. ever (i think??) maybe when he was like 4 years old?!?
i remember after his first week of practice, he said, "i'm not sure i want to play soccer again."
during the conversation, it was clear that he wasn't feeling confident. he could tell he didn't KNOW all there was to know.
i encouraged him that was ok. that it was new to him. how could you KNOW a sport in one week? give it time.
his transition to middle school has been so good. and i'm not taking that for granted with the stark contrast of some of his siblings adjustments :/
just being in the presence of his peaceful spirit calms my often anxious spirit. it's been that way since the DAY he was born. i'm amazed, 11 years later, that he continues to bless me in this way.