Oh what a weekend of fun, crazy, intense and exciting sports it was!!
Jackson's Pacers played the HRBA in the championship yesterday and it was quite THE game, to say the least. Something I know him or I will never forget.
This team had already beaten us by an average of 20 points twice this season. I tried to encourage Jackson beforehand not to go into the game thinking they had already lost. The entire game was a nail biter. The two teams played tough and physical. The Pacers just looked different on the court. Even Jackson pushed his limits. We went back & forth with the lead, never falling further behind than 6 points.
At halftime, the scored was tied 21-21. In the final minute, the opposing team had taken the lead. We were down 41-39. With only 4 seconds left, Jack swished a 3 to narrow the lead 43-42. The other team went to the foul line and made 1 of 2 free throws; the score was now 44-42. Only 1 second remaining, and we got the rebound. The ball was passed up court to Jack who took the shot right at the buzzer for a 3 for THE WIN!!!!!! The crowd went nuts. The parents and spectators charged the court but Jack's teammates had already erupted off the bench and surrounded him. People from other courts had been watching the game because it was the championship and such a close game. The entire place was so loud. I stood back and watched Jackson surrounded by his teammates and coaches who were jumping and screaming all around him, bear hugging him and slapping him on the back. The biggest smile ever on his face. Quite possibly one of the best parent moments ever for me. I can't imagine what it felt like for him.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.