Soccer babies

Yesterday in his talk Matt shared a couple pictures of Hayden during his early first season.  It was 2006 and Hayden was five years old, Carson was three, and Bailey was two, just a bit too young to actually play.  They were all so little!

The point Matt made with this picture is that when Hayden was first playing soccer he was unsure about what to do… where to run.  Matt was the coach but also his father, so if Hayden wanted direction he knew he could look to his dad and find it.  Sometimes, his dad was actually on the field with him, walking him in the right direction.  Christians also have that exact same luxury… when we don’t know what to do, we can stand on our identity in Christ, look to the Father, and He’ll provide direction for our lives.

I couldn’t resist going through the CD myself and looking at old pictures, taken the first year we were in the Army.

Funny story about our sweet little carson.  He has always preferred to be in the background, quiet, not in the spotlight.  For some reason, wearying the jersey made him feel like he stood out.  I would say he felt as nervous in his jersey as someone with a fear of speaking in public felt about standing in front of a crowd and speaking with a microphone.

Anyway, his solution to either wear his coat or not wear the jersey.  What he didn’t realize was that he stood out more by wearing something different from all the other kids!  Silly boy.

And every kid’s favorite part of soccer:  THE SNACK!!

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4 Responses to Soccer babies

  1. jmbcc says:

    Hayden looks so much like Parker in that first picture and I can’t believe how much Carson looks like a little Matt in that pic with the other boy. Great pics!!

    • Jennifer says:

      Yep. Parker is a remake of Hayden. There are times when I’m playing with him that I feel like I’m playing with Hayden. Then I’m jolted back into reality and remember that I have FOUR babies! It’s amazing!

  2. Joleen Hyatt says:

    Such sweetness! They were so little!

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