It's a Learning Process for Us

Jaedyn is our 11 year old who plays basketball; she's really, really good and she loves playing. She's been with about three teams in the last year because she's so good and we've been trying to find a team that will challenge her to move on to the next level. Jaedyn was accustomed to playing with teams where she was the star and the tallest. Until NOW... she plays with GBL and she is not the best on her team. This is good because it presents a challenge for her, however, not a welcomed challenge by her. She does not start, but she plays and she contributes to the team and she is learning the "fundamentals" of Basketball like never before.
As her mother, it is hard to watch her sit on the bench and warm it for more than 20 minutes at a time because she has always started in every game she has ever played since she was 8 years old. It is very humbling for her and me. We are both seeing that there is so much so talent out there and where she needs to be if she wants to run with the "big dogs"! Although she is playing with 7th and 8th graders ( she is 6th grade) she is holding her ground and she is improving everyday.
She and the Lady Rebels played in a Martin Luther King Tournament this past weekend and today and they placed first! Jaedyn was a part of that success and I am seeing growth in her as a player and a person and for that I am grateful. God continues to bless us and our efforts. Congrats JJ and Lady Rebels!!!