Saturday was Senior Night for the basketball players at Joe's school. (He transferred to a Christian school in 9th grade, after being homeschooled up to that point.) It's hard to believe he's a senior!! Joe was honored along with three senior girls:
Here are a few pictures of Joe that were taken by a student photographer and used in the Senior Presentation. I really like these photos of my boy, especially this first one! Isn't it awesome?? ;)
The boys' team is young and has had a challenging season, plagued with injuries. At times, they've only had five available players!! (The guys on the bench all had casts, splints and crutches!) That means those five guys had to play the entire game, without a rest, and guard against foul trouble, or they were down to four on the court!! Saturday's game was a real heart breaker when they played hard and well, and then lost by 1 point. :(
I took the following picture of Joe Saturday night during warm ups. While it is not the quality of the ones above, I still think it's a pretty cool pic! Don't you?
I guess you can tell I'm pretty proud of Joe! :) And no, it's not because he is a great athlete and star basketball player. It's because he's a team player, quick to pass off the ball so others can score. It's also because he's humble, patient, caring and compassionate, hard-working, determined, loyal, dedicated, and a great leader. It all comes down to character. That's what really molds a boy into a man.