I’m the Mother of a Teenager?!?

Recently my BSG turned 13.  It just doesn’t seem possible that she’s gone from this…


to this…


…in a blink of an eye!

I’ve always been told that U14 is defining year for girls club soccer.  Girls quit to play other sports and/or choose to focus on other things.  I thought it was a long way off, but it’s here!  My girl is holding strong, but several of her teammates have chosen other paths.  Injuries become a bigger factor as the girls get older as well as social interests.  I’m happy my girl is still excited and enthusiastic about playing this year, but it will be interesting to see what the future holds.  Regardless, she will always be my baby…and she’s not taller than me yet!