Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Disappointment~



As a mother, right now my hope is that that particular statement will ring true.  I know it will, but right now it is a hard pill to swallow.

As many or all of you know, our youngest has played volleyball since the age of 13.  She played club ball for 4 years, high school Varsity ball for 4 years, coached 12s last season at the club and will again this season.  Her years of volleyball have not come without injuries, some minor, some not so minor.  She has come back stronger each time.  Unfortunately, she suffered a mid-foot sprain last week (possible stress fracture, too early to tell).  She played last week, knowing that with each game...it might be her last with her team.  The girls rallied and finished 4th in their Area-earning them a spot in the 1st round of the State Playoffs.  While our daughter has had the opportunity to play at State before, the rest of the team has not.  Playing didn't come without a price...she can now barely put weight on her foot.  The 1st round game is Thursday.

We saw her orthopaedist (who has known/treated her since age 4-when she broke her arm) yesterday.  He told her to ice, rest, elevate,no practice, tape, and warm up with the team on Thursday...only then would she know if she would actually be able to play. Senior year, no regrets.  However, her coach has a policy...no practice, no play.  She came home yesterday to say she was done.  Her only regret...she wished she had been the one to make that decision.  And, she would have on  Thursday when during warm ups she couldn't do what needed to be done.

It was a heart wrenching conversation to have with her.  She knows God has a greater plan for her, and playing on Thursday wasn't a part of it.  As I mentioned before...she's been hurt a lot.  It was time to take a step back, relish all her accomplishments, and dream of a brighter future.

While she may not play in Thursday's match...she will be on the bench next to her coach, cheering and doing what she does best and is so looking forward to...coaching.  Full circle.

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

Bless her heart :( and yours.

Jen
www.dishesandsocks.com

Tiffany said...

So sorry to hear that! I am sure she will a fabulous coach, though. Tell her to keep her head up!

And thanks for the e-mail today. I so needed that. :)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

It is so hard to see your kids struggle. Sounds like she has the right attitude and so do you! What a great example you are :)

Shannon said...

I'm crying for her. You are right, God does have a bigger plan for her. We don't always understand why things happen the way they do until we have the opportunity to look back on an event. I wish her all the best. Now it's time to let her body and heart heal.

Meg {henninglove} said...

ugh injuries suck but at least your daughter has a great spirit and you said it best she will be on the bench doing what she enjoys doing coaching, definitely full circle. praying for a speedy and good recovery!

Maillardville Manor said...

I can't believe that policy, I've never heard of a coach having a no practice no play rule when your hurt . . . that's silly...
I'm so mad!!! gggrrrrr . . . Bigger and better things await!! Lots of love
Ashli
Send Katie my Love!
We have a friend who wanted to play on the Canadian National Team so badly . . . he finally made it on. . . and during his second practice he landed on a ball and broke his ankle. He had the same out look, better things await!!

Maillardville Manor said...

I can't believe that policy, I've never heard of a coach having a no practice no play rule when your hurt . . . that's silly...
I'm so mad!!! gggrrrrr . . . Bigger and better things await!! Lots of love
Ashli
Send Katie my Love!
We have a friend who wanted to play on the Canadian National Team so badly . . . he finally made it on. . . and during his second practice he landed on a ball and broke his ankle. He had the same out look, better things await!!

natasha {schue love} said...

OH I'm so sorry to hear this. It's definitely a hard pill to swallow...sports injuries are tough. I do firmly believe that everything happens for a reason though and there will be lots of great opportunities ahead. Thinking of you and your daughter! :)

emily said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that. I hope her foot (and her spirits) heal in no time. I am sure she will be a great coach/cheerer from the bench to the rest of the team.