For the last several years, KT has consistently been the jumper on each of her basketball teams.
I can't deny it: She LOVES it.
Yeah, it's only a few seconds.
Yeah, it takes a lot of practice.
Yeah, everyone is looking at YOU.
But that doesn't matter. What matters is doing your best in each situation given you.
The photo above is at NCHEAC State Basketball Tournament in Greensboro a few weeks ago. KT is the girl on the right in white and the other girl?
Well, that's Ashley: one of KT's BEST friends.
My girls had very mixed emotions about the tournament. They were thrilled to be going, but sad because two of the teams we were to play were very near and dear to our hearts from the mountains. When KT realized she'd have to jump against Ashley, she was aghast.
Basketball is about more than who is the best, though. And both of those girls showed that. They played hard. They played mean. They played fair.
And at the end, they hugged and were ready to go on with the next thing God had on their plate.
Good job KT, Ashley, Jackie, Emily, Cassidy, and all the others who are near and dear to me. You made me proud.