What is a Sports Mama?
Most would answer that question with the obvious answer; a mother whose child plays sports.
But us Sports Mamas know that we are so much more than that.
We are cheerleaders. We cheer loudly and proudly, win or lose.
We are photographers and videographers. Many times missing the live action to capture these moments forever.
We are encouragers. We encourage our young athletes to give it their all, even when they cannot see that their all is enough.
We are nurses and physical therapists. We wipe the blood, sweat, and tears. We apply ice to sprains and massage sore muscles.
We are psychologists. We listen to what is on their mind without judging.
We are advocates. We want what is best for them, and do everything in our power to help them achieve it.
We are chauffeurs. We drive from one side of town to the other (sometimes multiple times in one day!) to be sure our athletes get to where they need to be.
We are personal assistants. We wake them up for early morning games, we find their missing shin guard when they can’t find it themselves, we tie their cleats.
We are broadcasters. We report the game, play by play, stat by stat, to family members who couldn’t make it.
We are also uniform washers, water girls, travel agents, detectives, equipment managers, reporters, commentators, makeup artists, managers, maids, personal chefs, human megaphones, and life coaches.
We are exhausted.
We are super women.
But most importantly of all, we are BLESSED!
A big thank you to the awesome sports mamas in our Facebook group for contributing to this post. I appreciate you all!