Today, I watched you shine.
It wasn't just your athleticism, although that was top-notch as always.
I watched your heart spill out on the soccer field.
I saw the compassion that you had for your teammate who had yet to score a goal all season long. As sideline spectators, we only got to watch; you got to play out what is on the inside of you.
The assist you made to your teammate and his resulting score
were equal reasons to erupt in raucous cheering.
I was so proud to be your mama today, Michael.
You recieved this trophy as a reward for a season well-played.
It is your first trophy!
It won't be your last.
You are a star, in so many ways.
I am looking forward to all of your shining moments that are yet to come.
I love you more and more each day, my sweet little man.