Today was my and Isabelle’s first soccer practice of the spring season. It went well, I think. Lots to do, and the team strikes me as a good mix of experience. I am excited.

At the end, one of the team parents from last year approached me and said, “We were hoping to get you as our coach again this year, my daughter was so bummed.”

I thanked her, and then apologized, telling her that league rules kept us from doing as we might want.

“We know, but my girl is still down about it.”

It felt very good to hear, especially given that I had a bit of a hard time from the head coach that season. Her words felt better than some petty vindication, they just felt…good.

I look forward to another good season, and hope to do well by the children I coach.