Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Time To Win

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Today was my son and husbands’ moment in Soccer aside from winning the gold cup last year.
As usual, I missed another one of those desirable church sales being held in Merrickville, but definitely today I had to be present for my son's game. He and his dad had defied the doctor's orders to absolutely not play any soccer of any kind or for that matter any sport at all!

Of course this never works on my husband and like father, my son followed my husband this morning saying {that after a little over 32 hours since he started his medication for Shingles} he was feeling much better and wanted to try and play.
They were playing against the Mustangs and this year they have quiet a good team considering that they didn’t even personally pick the team.
Today was not “a time to lose” but “a time to seek” a win over the never beaten Mustangs.

Tyler played the full game; while I worried that he might just get ill. They played fabulous till half time keeping the Mustangs from scoring. But the opposing team wasn’t use to the shut down on their scoring. By now they should have had an easy six goals. They finally found a break in our team’s defense and scored their only goal.

The second half began and the boys played not as enthusiastically as before when without warning the kid with the strong Brit accent {Nick}; scored. The team went in frenzy, hugging and patting each other on the back and so did the parents in the stands. That’s all they had needed for the momentum to spiral to higher expectations; they now wanted to win. The team had gelled; now to get that winning goal.

Years of coaching my son and having a keen sense of timing my husband found an opportune time in the ending minutes to switch Rocky with Tyler; totally unexpected by us or the opposing coach. Tyler only moments on the court seized the ball and scored making it a 2/1 lead. The boys jumped for joy, once again in an eruption of happy emotions and knew that in the next following minutes if successful in keeping the Mustangs from scoring they would win this game. The enthusiasm was so revved up that the boys subbed too soon, ending with one of our players getting a yellow card. It didn’t matter, the whistle blew; they had won.

Yes, it was only a young boy’s soccer league game but to them it was a moment of sweet victory over a hard undefeated team. From this moment on they had become a team; “The Celtics”. Overjoyed with their winning game, my son and his dad bragged about what a great coaching move his dad had made, probably his best yet and how Tyler had scored the winning goal.

The cell went off and I answered the call. It was my daughter. “Mom, Sally Ann called and said that you won the auction for the soccer window box frame”. I had completely forgotten that two weeks ago I had bid $27 dollars for a beautiful soccer window box; starting bid $25. It had a football, soccer history written on old newsprints, a cleat and cup. I thought how lovely it would be if I got it for the family or for Ty and put all of their past soccer history mementos in the case. I looked at the auction date; it was for the 27th of October~ Emma’s birthday. Being a little superstitious I thought why not and put the bid of $27 dollars.

When I went to pick the frame up the price had dropped to $25 dollars. No other bid had been made.
I had found my treasures for the day in watching my kid play… scoring the winning goal and feeling much better, my husband gloating in his expert coaching abilities and I winning the soccer window box frame to add one more memory of a father and son’s soccer game victory. Today was a beautiful day even in its dark, cold and rainy attire.



Jeanne said...

Blessings to you my lovely friend.
Happy Sunday.
I love that special prose to everything there is a season!
Love and smiles
across the miles!
Love Jeanne ^j^

carolyn said...

Well done to you all.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good game. My son played soccer for years so I know the feeling when one of your own scores a goal.I'm glad he felt well enough to play & was able to finish the game. Congrats. on winning the auction too...looks like you all had a great day.

Anonymous said...

Hey,nice blog!!! I found a place where you can make an extra $800 or more a month. I do it part time and make a lot more than that. It is definitely worth a visit! You can do it in your spare time and make good cash. Make Extra Cash

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. :)
I am sorry to hear Tyler has Shingles...but happy to read about his soccer victory! We loved and still love soccer in my family. Sounds like the boys played hard and deserved that win! Tell him congrats...and a big Happy Birthday to your daughter too.

~ Can I Keep You ?

~ Can I Keep You ?


All graphics, text and design:
copyright Anna Belanger - Annabelle

Note: If you personally hold copyright to any images or other content herein and wish it to be removed or credited, please email me and I'm more than happy to do so.

Eddy needs credit as do some other work....searching for their rightful creators to credit**** Please understand if you do come across any of your work with no credited signiture.... I will be very prompt to add your copyright to the work if you beat me to the punch.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


A place for keeping my art in larger formats

*** Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***

*** Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ***
“Where there is no imagination there is no horror”. Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr.

*** Sir Christopher Lee ***

*** Sir Christopher Lee ***
“There are many vampires in the world today - you only have to think of the film business”

*** Peter Cushing ***

*** Peter Cushing ***
. Actually, I'm a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly.

Custom Blog Banner Order

*** Haunted House ***

*** Haunted House ***

*** They're Creepy and they're Kooky,Mysterious and Spooky***

Here is a lovely wallpaper I came across done by a gal named Isis Rain.

*** Atta Boy Luther ***

“It was terrible. It was just terrible. I'll never get over it as long as I live".......
From back in the Sixties to now this is one favorite ghost tale that will happily haunt me infinitely.

Click on Luther for a bit of interesting trivia.

*** Poe Stories ***

*** Poe Stories ***
Artwork by David Gough

*** PoeStories ***


"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." Eleonora


Remembering Dreams

"Arousing from the most profound of slumbers, we break the gossamer web of some dream. Yet in a second afterward, (so frail may that web have been) we remember not that we have dreamed." The pit and the pendulum

Human Beauty

"And then there stole into my fancy, like a rich musical note, the thought of what sweet rest there must be in the grave."- from Pit and the Pendulum
Excerpt taken from Robert Giordano's Edgar Allan Poe Site

Artwork by David Gough

Quite an interesting site******* a Must See

*** Snow Angel "Grace " ` No costume needed

Snow Angel "Grace" ~No costume needed! There is no other way to describe this gal...she is a beaut! Luv her!

*** Gremlins ***

*** Gremlins ***
Does your father usually give you vicious little monsters for a present?

*** Halloween Moon ***


Happy Sweet Sixteen Birthday Emma

Happy 16th Halloween Birthday Emma by Annabellelee Have a very Happy 16th Birthday this Halloween Emma Luv Mom, Dad, Ty, Another digital graphic done on Polyvore Annabelle

*** Nine Little Spooky Goblins ***

Nudge Ogle Wink,Nudge, Nudge, Wink WinkNine little spooky goblins stared behind the bubble glassso carefully they watched my every step upon the grassTis alarming when a stranger comes thru hereFor no one ever dare comes nearTheir home, once sat upon a witches head so steepBut now has found a secret box to keep…~ Annabelle

A Little Spooky Treasure Box I made last Halloween

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~

* ~ Spirit of the Night ~
Soon it will be Hallows Eve...Time to create Art from the Dark Side ***Annabelle

" Halloween Flight "

"Halloween Flight" by Annabellelee Made this collage on Polyvore. I should really start using my Dreamweaver and make some on that....In time.Too many things on the go at the moment. ~Annabelle

~ Turn of the Screw ~

~ Turn of the Screw ~
A Flickr mosaic I made some time ago ~ Annabelle


~ "Magic of the Night"...A study in Blue...Color of my Desires. My first painting{the moon}incorporated into a flickr mosaic. ~ Annabelle

*** Magic in the Woods ***

Starry, originally uploaded by Zsaj.

"For in an instance I did think I’d seen a zillion stars ablaze" When I had discovered the magical grove of fossilized crystals I thought I had seen stars. This is what it looked like only on the ground amongst the moss. Thanks to Zsaj for helping me interpret the scene I had discovered a few summers past.

~ Dreaming by a Moonlit Sea ~

~ Enchantments ~

Enchantment New
Myspace Glitter Graphics

We live in a World of Enchantment We Only Have to Believe ~Annabelle

~ Peter Rabbit ~

Needed a break from woodburning and painting so I tried this lovely little toy{ Polyvore Digital Workshop } and created this collage. This is a great way for creating a virtual one before attempting a real mixed media collage, although this is art in itself. Thanks Cindy from "My Romantic Home "http://www.romantichome.blogspot.com/, for introducing this great little gadget. I think I'm hooked!

* ~ Once Upon a Butterfly Dream ~


~ Annabelle

* ~ Twilight at Sea ~

Another collage I created inspired by the poem "Twilight at Sea" I used dragonflies instead of birds...I luv them both but I adore how their gossamer wings catch the light. ~Annabelle

Twilight at Sea

The Twilight Hours like birds flew by,
As lightly and as free;
Ten thousand stars were in the sky,
Ten Thousand on the sea;
For every wave with dimpled face,
That leaped upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace,
And held it trembling there.

Amelia Coppuck Welby

* ~ Until We Meet Again ~

This collage is part of a poem I am presently writing for a very good friend who just recently lost his spouse. ~ Annabelle

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~

~ Somewhere in England On Christmas Night ~
I have always Luved the Old English leaded glass windows

~ Winter Dreams ~

~ Winter Dreams ~
Sunflowers in the Snow...Dreaming ~ Christmas in Canada ~ Annabelle

**** Graphic Work ***

Scroll to bottom of this page to see more of my Graphic Work

*** A Good Witches Brew ***

*** A Good Witches Brew ***
Flickr Favs Mosaic ~Annabelle