Monday, November 1, 2010

The End Of A Journey

So this past weekend was my last soccer game at SUU. My parents, David's parents and David's sister Jaime and husband Christian all came up to watch and be with us. It was so fun having them there and it meant so much to me! It was definitely emotional and hard to play my last game. It's been a huge part of my life for so long and it's a big part of who I am. I am going to miss the game and the girls a ton! I definitely feel so lucky and blessed to have had the experience to play in college. I made so many memories and friends that I will never forget. Here are a few pictures from the weekend:

Now this is the law of the Jungle... (we had to memorize this poem by Rudyard Kipling and recite it before practice if coach called on us hahaha it hangs in our team room so we had to take a picture with it)

Elyse, me and Erin before the game

T BIRDS 2010! I love my teammates!

My parents and David walking me out on our senior game- it was raining and absolutely freezing!


Praying before the game

Playing for the last time.. (I had two assists.. but they took away the second one saying it was offisides- which I didn't think it was and I definitely let the ref know it :)  It's okay they were still both pretty sweet!)

This was a game I will never forget. I feel so grateful for the support of my family. I can say that my mom is my number one fan. Since I was a little girl she drove me to countless games, tournaments, practices and never complained. I think I can count on one hand the games that she has missed. My Dad has always supported me and been there when I needed to vent or needed some advice. He missed lots of work and drove lots of hours to come see me play in Cedar. He calls me his warrior :) And of course my husband for watching me for three years, putting up with the countless hours this game requires on and off the field, and listening to me tell you about ALL of it :) I love you all so much!! This journey may have ended but there is a new one just beginning and I'm ready for it!


  1. oh melissa looks like she has been crying! i miss you guys!!!!!!

  2. BRRRRR...I'm cold just looking at the pictures. What a great opportunity for you to be a part of. You will always look back to those being some of your very best days. I still think you should have got ejected on your last know, go out with a bang.
    Congrats on doing so well. Miss ya.