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At a loss for words

March 1, 2010

I had a post (or two) all ready to be written for today. But then my daughter got her heart broken, and, well… the words just dried up. All of the blog posts in the world mean nothing when your daughter is sobbing uncontrollably in your arms.

In the end, all I could write was a long and impassioned letter to the powers that be in the soccer world, imploring them to please, please reconsider and let her play her beloved sport this summer. And just for good measure, I let them know just how it feels to watch helplessly as your daughter suffers through a year of injury, surgery, and endless agonizing days watching her sisters and friends play the sports that mean almost as much to her as life itself.

All year, the thing that compelled her forward, the thing that motivated her to do nightly strengthening exercises and drag me to the gym at 6:00 a.m. was one simple dream… to play competitive soccer again in the Spring.

Last night that dream was dashed when the team roster came out and her name was not on it. Her injury (more precisely, the critical recovery period) prevented her from participating in the tryouts and nobody saw it in their hearts to give her a shot based on past performance.

Life can be cruel. It seems even more cruel when it happens to your 14 year old daughter.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 1, 2010 11:49 am

    Maybe your letter will give them pause.

  2. March 1, 2010 11:53 am

    I am so sorry, nothing is so difficult as your child”s disappointments and Mom’s suffer right along with their child. Wishing you and your daughter much healing energy!

  3. March 1, 2010 12:08 pm

    Oh Heather, I am so sorry. I can only imagine your daughter’s disappointment & there are no words that will console her, so please give her a hug from me.

  4. Dovelily permalink
    March 1, 2010 12:46 pm

    I am so sorry to hear this. Healing hugs for you and your daughter.

  5. March 1, 2010 1:20 pm

    Heather-
    i know it probably doesn’t mean much in the face of her pain but please let her know she’s in my prayers. That team will be screwed without her.

  6. cevraini permalink
    March 1, 2010 1:24 pm

    One of the toughest parts of being a mom – feeling helpless to make the hurt go away. Fingers crossed that your letter will help them think about giving her a chance.

    Thoughts are with you both.

  7. March 1, 2010 2:02 pm

    well that ‘s the shit of life isn’t it? That must be so very hard to watch. I hope they reconsider.
    hug…

  8. March 1, 2010 2:47 pm

    I am so sorry for both Mama and Baby Bear in this case. 😦 You’re right…no words can make it better.

  9. March 1, 2010 5:19 pm

    That’s so frustrating! I’m sorry they didn’t concede on the letter… Keeping fingers crossed there’s another place/way she can play soccer until next season comes around.

    Yours,
    Megan

  10. March 2, 2010 8:08 pm

    I cannot imagine what both of you are feeling right now. I know those days are ahead for me as a mother and I already ache for my children. May you both find a peace in the journey that is presented.

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