Successful Thanksgiving!

December 3rd, 2013 | Uncategorized

Hiya everyone!


I can’t believe it is already December! The time is truly flying by.  We just finished a great weekend here in Belfast. This was the first time I have been in a country for Thanksgiving that does not actually celebrate it! However, SCL did a great job of making us feel like we were close to home.  All of the scholars from the South (but one, sorry Marian!) and the SCL group came together for a great meal.  Even though it wasn’t Turkey and stuffing, the meal was delicious, and it was great catching up with everyone.  The best surprise of the night was that each of us had a video sent from our loved ones at home.  It was amazing seeing so many people I care about so deeply taking the time to wish me a Happy Thanksgiving.  This is one of my favorite holidays because we actually take the time to think about how truly blessed we are, and how much we have to be grateful for.  It’s always good to have reminders of this.  I was also grateful I was able to spend the day with my fellow scholars! We never fail to have a great time together and I’m blessed to have gone through this journey with these incredible people!


On Saturday morning, our U18 Elks team had a big game. Brian and I have been coaching these girls for a few months now, and I have to say I have never been more proud of them than after our game on Saturday.  They have made such incredible strides these past few weeks, and it was the best I had seen them play as a team.  They gave it their all, and really worked hard to execute what we have been working on.  It is obvious they have made a huge effort to improve not only their individual games, but also how they work as a team.  I often yell at them for their communication, but on Saturday I heard everyone talking, and it was a pleasure to watch.  They are such a great group of girls, and it’s been a great experience being able to see them grow as players.  They’ve also helped me grow as a coach as each week goes on.  Their improvements have made me so proud, and makes me smile seeing them get better.


I hope everyone at home had a great Thanksgiving weekend, and were able to enjoy it with their loved ones!  Big thanks again to SCL and the board for making us feel at home!  I’m truly grateful.

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