Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Night Without the Lights



This is the first time in three years that the high school football season started without us on the sidelines, cheering for one or more of our sons.  It feels a little strange and empty Not to be sitting on those hard bleachers, fanning myself with a program (both to stir up a bit of a breeze and to create a path through the gnats), glistening (but never sweating, of course!) in the late summer night humidity, scanning the field for #96 or #80 and cheering wildly for any good plays made by the Eagle team!   In my mind I can hear the sound of pads slamming into pads, the blowing of the official's whistle, the chanting of the cheerleaders' cheers, the rowdy yelling of the home crowd, and above the din, the soft but persistent little voices beside me asking for a drink from the concession stand.  Instead, this night seems too quiet and still.


Yes, believe it or not, I really miss the excitement of those Friday Night Lights.

5 comments:

Donna G. said...

Excellent. This post is from the heart. Been there; done that, . . . realizing certain parts of my life are over.

tlmalcolm said...

This brough back the memory of he night Eric told us he was not going to play basketball his 2nd year of college. That he just wasn't enjoying he the game at this level and just wanted to have fun when he played basketball. We really missed the games, the social atmosphere of the team. We missed our bleacher time!!

Kristi Lea said...

I bet that is hard! We are creatures of habbit by nature, and we get used to certain things so much so, that we feel a void when they are gone. Especially something like this, where it's such an enjoyable activity! You may have to catch a game just for fun to say good bye to those bleachers and field!

Samantha said...

How is the weight loss coming along?

Rebecca's Refining said...

If you are missing friday night games.....come watch some volleyball or soccer with us!! :)
I would love your company!

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