Both of our sons played soccer in high school. Both of them were goalies. It is true that the hardest position on the field is “mother of the goalie”.
Both of our grandsons play soccer. Both are goalies. We go to their games when we visit Maryland. In those games, “grandmother of the goalie” is the second hardest position on the field.
Leo, our older grandson just went to a soccer event in Florida—some college coaches were there, and he got to play a lot with some excellent kids from all over. He’s hoping to play soccer in college.
I saw a video from that weekend that focused on Leo’s playing. His performance was impressive. More impressive, while we haven’t seen him during this pandemic, he seems to have become an adult.
I watched that video on my phone. It brought tears to my eyes.