I learned from a very young age that soccer was not my sport. I played when I was younger, and by played I mean I stood there and picked grass. Though I gave up my career, I still enjoy watching soccer! On Saturday, I attended the men’s soccer scrimmage. Every time I watch a game, I am amazed at the amount of skill that is required to play such a sport. Malone played exceptionally well… we won 4-1! It looks like they are going to have a great season!
It was a little chilly at the game, and though we all had plenty of other things we could be doing, we wanted to support our friends. I recently heard that, “true friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.” In life, it is easy to form relationships based on convenience. However, I have been blessed, through Malone, to have friends who are always there for me—even when it is not convenient for them.
I had to leave the game early because of work. I was not thrilled about having to work on a Saturday night…I would have much rather been out with friends. However, I cannot begin to describe what it meant to see my group of friends walk into Starbucks to visit me after the game. I have said this before, but I am so thankful for the community at Malone because it fosters intentional relationships. Even though I only have one year left at Malone, I know the relationships that I am forming are lasting.
Well, I better get back to writing my paper… I have procrastinated long enough. I will be back after Easter Break with a blog on my trip to Philly/NYC!