Healing on the sidelines

Soccer! I love the game. I love the running, the sun on my back, my cleats gripping the grass, the friendships with teammates, the competition, and, most recently, the opportunities for healing.

Picture this: My high school soccer team is warming up for the final game of the season. We know it’s the final game because we’ve won our qualifying games up to this point—up to the state competition—and there are no more games past state. Where am I in this picture? I’m on the sidelines, sitting on the hard metal bench, unable to participate in warm-ups because of a pain in my hip. I can hardly walk, let alone run, handle the ball, or kick.

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