To someone who grew up with green a Soccer field in Arizona is an oasis. It is the one place you can go to see beautiful green lawns.
This is where my kids got to spend every fall-winter and where many life lessons were learned.
A soccer filed has taught our family about team work, perseverance and most importantly about the qualities of a good friend.
Its not every day that you find a team where each member is treated equally. Where the kids on the team are rooting for each other. Where your team mates spend an entire season making sure each member of the team gets a goal even if it took all season to make it happen, and where everyone was given a chance to succeed.
It was on these very soccer fields that my children felt most loved and accepted by everyone and where confidence was acquired.
We did not end up with two Soccer super stars, but these fields have been a sort of home for us, We will miss the many friends that were made here, but we will get to take with us the many qualities that were sprouted.