So, when we dropped her off at the meeting point for the tournament, we left her with chaperones, moms just like me, who volunteered to watch over the girls for the weekend. I left her in their care with sadness that I couldn't be there that night, but confidence that she was in good hands. The relationships I had developed over the years with the other parents in the program had formed the kind of trust and mutual respect that allowed me to leave my little princess in their care.
When we joined her in Hershey after Jacob's ceremony and subsequent party, we rejoiced in her victory and enjoyed a day at Hershey Park. The whole weekend was one that will remain forever etched in my family's memory for many reasons - the first communion, the tournament win and the fun day at the park.
Although the spring season is over, signup for the fall season is less than a month away.
Then, not only will Cassidy be cheering again, but Jacob will be playing football in full gear for the first time. They both can't wait.
And neither can I.