Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanks, Coach Sarah!

I just have to give a shout-out to a great lady, La Petite Belle's soccer coach, Coach Sarah.

She has been La Petite Belle's coach for three years and La Petite Belle absolutely loves her to death. And she's a lot better soccer player thanks to her coach.

Last night was the team's end of the season party ... pizza, cookie cake, balloons, and of course, trophies. What more could a kid ask for.

This is the last year Coach Sarah will be La Petite Belle's coach (she's moving) and the reality of this hit La Petite Belle tonight.

I noticed she was laying in her bed, quietly ... no TV, no radio, nothing. Turns out she was crying.

I asked her what was wrong and she (very dramatically, with major tears) says, "I don't want Coach Sarah to move. She's been my soccer coach for three years."

I go through the whole explanation of how people have to move sometimes ... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. She continues to cry and will not stop. I continue to comfort her.

She says, "I'm going to miss her smile. And every time I fell down, she always picked me up. And her daughter is my best friend on the team."

She even said that Coach Sarah was the 5th best thing that ever happened to her, after Jesus, her family, Roxy Belle, and her good friend, Maddie. That's a pretty high ranking.

Crying continued for about 30 minutes.

Finally, we called Coach Sarah and La Petite Belle was able to tell her that she loved her. And we all agreed to continue to keep in touch.

So, Coach Sarah, all I can say is "Thank You!" That really doesn't even say how much you've impacted my daughter's life.


Jeanette said...

Isn't it cool that Coach Sarah made an impact on her? She will remember her for her whole life! Should that be our goal in life - to impact the life of a child?


Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

That is so sweet! I am always so grateful for teachers, Sunday school teachers, AWANA workers - so many people who love my kids in such a special way.

I'm glad La Petite Belle was able to talk to Sarah and calm down. That's rough for a little girl. :(

Julie @ blessedwithfive said...

Beautiful . . . I do feel bad for your sweet girl though! Sounds like she is a great coach!

thedomesticfringe said...

Oohhh, change is so tough.

Sara@ Butterville said...

Ah, that is so sweet of your girl! I too have a petite belle from my Nannying days who I continue to talk to, she's in college now! *GASP*
And I still speak with one of my high school teachers. Some bonds just can't be explained or broken.

beeeeeeeee said...

Oh - that just broke my heart. So cool though that Coach Sarah had such a positive impact. We all need people like that!

The Hat Chick said...

We LIVE on the soccer field. There's a special bond between coach and player. It must mean alot to Coach Sarah to know she made such a difference in La Patite Belle's life.

Tammy said...

So sweet....and what a awesome coach she must be.

Tracie said...

Hey. Just stopping by to let you know that I am going to NOLA tomorrow (Saturday). HOWEVER...I might be going Tuesday too. Hubs does not want me to close the store Tues, since we will already be closed Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat of next week. UNLESS - it is super s-l-o-w on Monday and there are some good deals that I wanna go back for on Tuesday.

SO, just keep your ears open.

And maybe email me your email address...just in case my plans change over the weekend. My email address is:

Thanks bunches!!!

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creative gal said...

That is great! What an impact she has made on your daughter.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

My daughter cried when her ballet teacher left, but she had been with her many years. I think she wanted her for a mom. I take that back; I know she preferred her. Oh well.