Hockey is big where we come from ~
It's a really big deal in High School...and so much fun to follow the 'kids' to the state high school hockey tournament each year ~
Well, yes, the Fighting Sioux
(I don't care what you heard in the news...they'll always be the Sioux)
are a pretty big deal too -
At least at our house.
But there's a difference between just donning a jersey...
And actually putting on the foil, err, pads!
Our little boy looks sooo grown up - I can hardly believe it.
Heading out the door for his first official skate as a Burnsville Hockey 'Mite' ~ Be Still my HEART!
I have mixed feelings about this...(as the mom.)
Crazy - I know.
I don't know if I want him to love it or to hate it.
& yes, I do know how much it costs...
I'm not worried about the equipment costs or the $400 a month ice rental bills that will be in our future should he want to continue playing ~
Sure, those suck. Big time...
I don't care about him being the best player out there, or the worst.
I want him to have a great time.
I want him to love what he's doing...
So far, so good.
It's not been easy for him - it's hard work -
figuring out how the game goes - how the skates go, and how they stop.
Every time he gets knocked down in one way, shape, or form...he gets right back up and gives it another try - that's all we can ask for.
As for what the future holds for our little hockey player - well, none of us can be sure.
It's not the destination, it's the journey.