Saturday, September 3, 2011


Well, we have started into the football season full swing.  Liberators football actually started last Friday night.  Makalyn and I were headed to Neosho to watch and root our boys on when I began to have some car trouble so we didn't get to make it......this Momma was very disappointed, BUT, we took it in stride.  I came home, turned on the TV to the watch the Chiefs game, turned on the computer to SpringfieldWebTV (Liberators) to watch our boys play via internet and turned on the radio to listen to the play-by-play!  HAHAHAHA - it was quite amusing if I don't say so myself.  It sent Makalyn to another room to watch TV....I didn't want to miss anything!!!!  :) 
The boys did win that game......42-0!  Even without me being there.....go figure!

This year of school is so bitter sweet for me!  After this football season there will be no more going to the games....traveling here and I said in my previous post, we've been doing this for 10+ years because Zacheri started out in flag football, then Cameron was playing it as Zacheri went on to school football and so on....all thru their school years.  This season of life is going to be missed, but, I'm also looking forward to what lies ahead for my boys.

It's also Cameron's senior year of school.  Wow!  And, Makalyn's freshman year. Wow!   I've always taken the dreaded "1st day of school picture" and this year was no exception. 

I always look forward to seeing pictures of the kids or their names in school programs, etc..and have always kept it for them to look back on....well, this year is no exception.  We're starting with football this year.
Cameron is right in the middle giving a high 5 to Clayton Miller.

Senior Football players.
It's always something I look forward too.....Friday night matter where the games at.  When you have a child playing any sport it's a proud moment for a parent to know your child is going to be wearing the team color''s really an honor in my eyes.  Well, at least my shoulders are a little more higher and squared up then other times.  Kinda like our new Liberator Mascot -

Arm and arm, 6 - 7 strong...they come out of the field house.....ready to hit that football field.  Again, there is something about that moment that makes this Momma stand up and be proud.  It's like a warrior moment I guess....they come out in their armor, ready to fight the battle...arm and arm....nothing can beat, it gives me goosebumps every time.  :)
Here they come.......charging into the flag and out to the middle of the field....huddled....chanting......bouncing, side-to-side............You can't tell what they're saying but you know they are chanting something.......

A somber moment came, and one that I have never seen before.  Single file behind the other....each football player lined up on the 40 yard line......Liberators on one side, the Wolf's on the other.  Here come the cheerleaders.....arm-in-arm....walking to the 50 yard line.  Questions are whispered in the stands....."what is this?", "what are they doing?"......I's something special...something for a young lady......a 17 year old Senior.......Krystle Coleen Miranda......a cheerleader....who fought ovarian cancer since her freshman year of high school had passed away the day before......losing her fight to the ugly disease.....they place her pom-poms in the middle of the circle........this is to honor her.......

What an awesome and amazing moment, and very respectful from both sides of the field.  Thank you Reed Springs for sharing in our loss.

The stands are crowded....people everywhere.....cheerleaders cheering.....parents and friends chatting....concession stands's in the air.......
"LET'S PLAY SOME FOOTBALL" comes across the loud speaker.......
Cameron is giving high 5 to the other players......he's pacing....back and forth....ready to get out on the field.....back and forth.......
In action
He's in....on the field....right where he wants to be....
Notice the orange bands around the wrist - Krystle's favorite color.


Spectators  :)

Score was 71-7 at this let the boys set out for the rest of the game.

73!  Coach gave Cameron Zacheri's old jersey number
this year.  I know Zacheri is so proud that his number went to his "little" brother.

Speaking of Zacheri, he and Emily get married a week from today - Saturday, September 10th.  I am offically on vacation this week so I can make a wedding cake. 
Busy times.....
I'll be posting more pictures in the next week.... 

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