This weekend we had the privilege of participating in the North Texas Mean Green Spring Fling Tournament. It was a joyful ten hour bus trip from Thibodaux but a trip that most of the parents made anyway. On Saturday after being handed our first loss of the weekend by North Texas, most of the team was able to go into the comforting arms of their families.
As my roommate and I started to realize that we might be the only two girls without families to go to dinner with, we started to feel even worse than that lost could’ve made us feel.
Our dim moods were quickly changed when we saw three more of our teammates get on the bus. Before we knew it we were cutting up and having a good time, even trying to convince the youngest to go ask coach if we would be allowed to order sweet tea at dinner.
What easily could’ve been a night filled with us missing our families even more than usual, turned into a memory that us “orphans” will always cherish.
Your teammates will always have your back.
P.S. none of us had the cojones to ask coach, we had water with our dinners.