Or, What Did We Learn As a Family This Football Season?
Since there are all Major Arcana in this draw, we can be assured we have learned a lot, and they were karmic lessons for all of us!
|Deviant Moon Tarot- The Magician, The World, Justice|
|Little Big Man & Coach|
|Eli Game Face|
|NicNoodle in the cold!|
One of our coaches is the father of the mowed down quarterback, and he was visibly as well as justifiably upset. That was an intentional late hit by two players, each of them easily double the size of our quarterback, being taught to play dirty football. It makes ones head shake, dirty football being taught to 12 & 13 year olds, by adults they have been told to trust and look up to. The officials were all over the supposed "Holding" call, but they can't see an intentional late hit less than a yard away? Smells a little fishy. Or like greenbacks, to me.
After this incident, there were several more "Intentional Grounding" flags thrown on our Spartan Bronze quarterback, and I can't even blame the little dude if he was in fact trying to dump the ball, although I believe he plays hard in every moment. The officials had made it clear to the opposing team they weren't going to be penalized for late hits, as well as having been real clear with our quarterback he was not going to get any protection from them, which is their job to provide.
|Beautiful Cheerleader, NicNoodle!|
The other team didn't bother to come across the field to high five each other, or even huddle up to discuss the game themselves. They just slunk off the field, one by one, in shame, which they needed to feel. Their coach has taught them to play dirty, the entire coaching staff was clear to them they did not believe they could win this game, and their parents were complicit in all of this.
However, Spartan Bronze all huddled up together, because they are a team, and they win together, they lose together, and apparently they, through no fault of their own, forfeit together. 19 teenage boys crying in unison, and we all know 12 & 13 year old boys don't cry at all if there can be any help at all for it. We have been telling them to just do their best, and leave the rest up to us, the adults, the coaches, the refs, the people in charge, and now their faith has been shattered.
|Eli in glorious football whites!|
The quarterback of Spartan Bronze suffered the most serious concussion possible, and may never play football again, and all because the officials did not care about our kids getting hurt. The QBs father, one of our coaches, and an ordained minister, was suspended for the season, for yelling at the officials for not protecting his son. Our head Coach was suspended for the next game, as is protocol when a game is forfeited, and the remaining two coaches had a rough time in the following game.
The young men, and even we as parents, got a very hard lesson that we don't always get Justice, even when we deserve it, and sometimes when Justice is served, we still don't get to see it. The boys from the opposing team left without pride, and that is so sad for young men to be that jaded, beginning to corrupt around the edges. This lack of Justice, at least in a tangible way we can see and know about, is particularly hard on my Little Big Man, as he is a Libra, who rules Justice, and he really needs for thing to be fair. We have all got a hard lesson in, "It's not right, but it's okay. I'm gonna make it anyway" (thank you, Whitney Houston) and they are being taught honor over winning at any cost, which will serve them better in life. They lost one game. The Cherry Creek Bruins, Coach McMinimee's team, are well on their way to losing at life, and that is too sad for young men who probably do have some talent.
|Deviant Moon Tarot- Page of Wands|
Thanks for sticking with me through this long, vain post, full of pictures of my awesome Spartans! I am so grateful for my ex to cooperate and allow Nicoodle to participate, and his wife to help get her where she has needed to be. I am so grateful to Grandpa and Grandma Fluffy, for coming to support the kids whenever they could, to my aunt and brother who did the same, and of course Uncle Billy & Auntie Des, and the cousins, who push my kids, who support them, and who always make them feel special! Thank you to my 17 year old young men, who have come when they could, and never voiced a complaint when football has had to come first. Most of all, I need to thank my amazing husband, a very good dad, for making the sacrifices, both time and money, to make this possible for the kids. We have given up several evenings a week and most of our weekends for the past three months, and I am not sure there are a lot of people who would do that for "stepkids". I love you all, and the kids and I are blessed to have you in our lives!
These cards are from Deviant Moon Tarot by Patrick Valenza, published by U.S. Games System, Inc.