We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Saturday, June 5, 2010

And So It Begins.....Again

Season 14 is under way.  Who knew in 1996 when I signed College Girl up for swim team that we would still be swimming in 2010?

(This photo is from 2009)

14 years of early Saturday morning trips to swim meets.  14 years of daily trips to the pool for practice.   14 years of Friday nights spent getting ready for the swim meet.  14 years of raffle tickets, roasters of sloppy joes and lost goggles.  14 years.  Who knew?  

This year has an added dynamic because Frick is an assistant coach for the 8 and under age group. Therefore, we must be on time to the meet.  Yikes. 

Before I sent them off this morning( because I have to work at the greenhouse), I gave him this advice...

"Remember to watch your language, Coach Hays, so that you may retain this coaching position."  

The first Coach Hays did not laugh.  In fact, he told me to shut up. 

He better watch his language.  Just sayin'.


Mrs. E said...

I love you!! Amazing how those men in our lives don't appreciate our sense of humor. What gives with that??!!

Kim said...

That sounds like advice I offer when dealing with machinery and cattle.

Mary said...

Ha, Ha! Yes, it's a whole different story when they're suppose to be the grown up! :D

Janera Jepson said...

Hi Kelli-
My name is Janera Jepson and I host the new Wednesday meme Wednesday Wickedness (http://jjatww.blogspot.com). Don't let the name throw you. We are a family oriented meme that's similar to Linda's Random Dozen. We base our questions each week on quotes from someone famous. This week is Frank Sinatra. Since Linda is taking time off I thought I'd invite you to play during the hiatus. We always post on Tuesdays (we're up now!) so players can play on either day. We hope that you will join us! :)


Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17