Today is the last home basketball game for Auburn for the 2010-2011 season (see Deb’s post too), but since we aren’t going to be there tonight last Saturday was actually our last game this year at the Auburn Arena. It has been a bazaar season, personally and athletically. For the last several years the Auburn Basketball season has been a time that Deborah and I get to spend with each other that doesn’t have the craziness of football season, is a sporting event that takes place indoors, and is just a nice time for us to spend a little extra time together.
This year’s season felt scattered and intermittent since it started with Deb in the hospital and ended today with us headed to Birmingham for another doctors appointment. In between there was a new coach and a new arena with lots of growing pains. I can’t sit here and say it was one of the most pleasant seasons, but it was certainly memorable and I am truly looking forward to the 2011-2012 season (along with the upcoming NCAA Tournament of course).
For some reason it almost feels like another chapter is turned and life goes on. I am so thankful for the prayers and relationships that have been strengthened during this season. I love this shot of my mom below that I took at the last basketball game, it just reminds me of a look of confidence in her eyes (of course she is looking at my dad who is out of the shot). Maybe next year Auburn will be able to build on this year, either way I look forward to cheering them on.