Journey 255: Tigers Football

This afternoon I had my first opportunity to watch the 4th grade Carthage Tigers play, as they squared off on the field against the Webb City Cardinals. My grandson Joey, sporting a blue jersey with the number 4 on it, was my reason for being there.   

It was a gorgeous day, with blue skies, ample sunshine and mild temps. A cool breeze not only refeshed, but reminded us that fall is quickly approaching. I enjoyed cheering Joey and his team on in the company of my daughter-in-law Megan, grandson Oliver, and Megan’s sister and best friend and theirs kids.  

The Tigers didn’t win today. But the team played well together and we whooped for Joey when he made an awesome tackle. It’s fun to win. Often, we learn more when we don’t, especially when we can view all that happens as important and valuable parts of the journey. The kids had great attitudes. I trust they had fun too! 

It’s equally important that the coaches, parents, grandparents and other friends and family members in attendance display exceptional sportsmanship and model great attitudes as well. Gratefully, I can say that was the case today at Tiger Stadium. Go team, and go far in life, boys. We are all cheering you on. 


Today was picture day. My daughter-in-law Megan got a great shot of Joey and the photographer. 

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