A New Chapter

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Dream On

I love the song "Dream On" by Aerosmith. Several times through different trials, I've heard it and it perfectly described what was going on. I think I found the next example for it.

This past Thursday and Friday was the Hammond Soccer Tourny, and boy was it a battle. Our first game was Thursday night in which we faced a team called State Line. We had never seen them before because they are from Michigan. When the game started, we knew we were the better team, but we could just not get a goal. As Mike Semmel yelled at me, "We Need Bumpers, Andy!" Part of the problem was that our referee was not the best in the world. As Coach Rush said, "In 25 years of soccer, he is the worst ref I have ever seen." It was 0-0 at halftime and we knew we need to get a goal soon. Luckily, the ref finally favored in our side. He called a penalty kick which shouldn't have, but you get the gist. That was when Joel Haynie put it through. At that point, we were on fire. We finished the game by winning it 3-1.

Our next match was at 1 p.m. on Friday. We faced Ridgewood who in the past was a very hard team to beat. At the very beginning of the game, it looked bad because they scored within the first 5 min, but I think that inspired us instead of getting us down. At halftime, the score was 6 to 1. Yeah, we were rocking. We finished the game 9-2 and we ready to face Hammond in the final.

After a very long afternoon, we finally got out chance to face Hammond. Unfortunately, everything was against us. We just could not come out due to the fact of playing earlier. Also, the refs were bad again. I'm really not trying to give an excuse. Seriously, Mr. Johns was yelling at the refs. We lost the final 3-1.

This is where "Dream On" comes in. There is a line in the song where is says "I know no nobody knows where it comes and where it goes." I mean we destroyed Ridgewood and seemed invincible, but somehow, our fire was gone. Another line is "Maybe tomorrow, the good Lord will take it away." And obviously, there is a reason we lost. Something in God's plan for us that we don't know right now.

But that is why we should "Dream On" Something good is going to come out of this lose. We probably have no idea what it is but you know it is definitely the best thing that could happen to our lives.

So hopefully, the soccer team will be able to pick ourselves up. We face Hammond this next Saturday and I can't wait because it will be on our turf.

So, to my readers, remember that everything is meant to be the best for you. It seems horrible, but God has a reason for it. So pick yourself up and continue to fight the good fight.

Until next time,
The Last Class Rep


  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Roxy said…

    Gosh Andy, that is really
    awesome that you are thinking of it this way...and no matter what...
    OUR SOCCER TEAM ROCKS! i was praying for you guys during study hall, lol. Gosh, at least the lord is a sports fan right?
    happy labor day

  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger turza said…

    Thats such a great song!!!!! im so glad that your into faith soccer, i am/was too, even though i have yet to see a game of their this season........go faith eagles!
    Hope you year's been going super-dee-duper so far and gets better!!!


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