My Kat is amazing. Not only is she beautiful, but she is an amazingly compassionate person. And she is passionate about her relationship with the Lord. But she can also be a little insecure at times. She has played soccer for 8 years and loves it. Her coach is amazing. There is another coach who, a few times has asked her to be on his team and she has said no, she's staying with her current coach. Even more than soccer skill (which she has), she is loyal, hard working and honoring. She's a team player and this guy likes what he sees. Her coach is potentially not going to coach in the fall of 2009 and to make a long story short she's interested in trying out for the other coach's premier team. He invited her to come to some of their practices. She was so excited, initiated all the communication herself, and planned on going to practice today. Then last night she started getting nervous. She wasn't going to know anyone, what would she do? I think she worried all night (knowing her). She had a headache this morning, and wasn't feeling good. I'm sure she worked herself up...she's like me that way. I sent hubby a text awhile ago to see how she was doing and he said she was doing great (I knew she would). But the kicker was that a few girls really reached out to her. That, I'm sure, made all the difference in the world. She would have never wanted to go back had no one approached her. It's so important to teach our kids to reach out to others. To make new comers feel welcome and comfortable. Nan has two girls from a neighboring town on her soccer team. I've encouraged her to really reach out because these girls don't know anyone. There's no room for cliques in our children's lives. The young people that stand out to me the most are the ones that can be friends with anyone!