How could "V" be for anything else?
At this point in our lives, during this time of year...we are consumed with volleyball.
Zac says, "I wish Emily didn't even know what a volleyball was."
That may be a little extreme.
Emily plays volleyball year round. High School and Travel. We love the sport and the teams she has been a part of. The families are wonderful to travel with and we have been extremely blessed.
We are fully into this season with about 5 more tournaments left to go. Then it will be time for spring and summer warm-ups at the High School and a summer camp or two, as well.
My husband has even started playing volleyball at the Y. He has learned a lot from Emily and has become really good. Jonathan cheers and gets all nervous when they are playing and helps me yell at the ref every now and then too. That is really all I am good for....shouting and cheering and jumping around. Yes. Embarrassing!
Emily started out with activities like T-ball, soccer, gymnastics and dance. She never really loved any of that. One day in the 6th grade she asked if she could play rec volleyball with some school friends. It was only $45 dollars for 6 weeks. Yes!
The first time I saw her play...I said...How did she learn to play like that? It was natural. No kidding.
From then on, she progressed quickly to play at the next level every where she played. She attended a summer camp at Wake Forest University where the head coach quickly moved her up to the High School level, then she made her High School Varsity team as a freshman.
Of course, she would love to play in College. We want to be sure that she understands what a huge commitment that is...and how different her college experience will be if that happens.
She is still very young....not too many other things pulling at her yet...so we will see. For now we are all (except Zac) having a blast with her love of Volleyball.
I can't believe we are nearing the end of the alphabet.
Alphabe-Thursdays are so much fun.
Be sure to check out more "V" posts at Jenny Matlock's blog.