UNTIL BEING STRONG IS THE ONLY CHOICE YOU HAVE” -Bob Marley
Yesterday, after a half day of classes, the fortunate 5 went on a jungle hike activity through the Laos mountain villages for 10 miles, until we reached a magnificent waterfall.
Of COURSE Alex brought his soccer ball. As it turns out, we fortunately brought a guide as there were many chances to end up lost. Coincidentaly, our guide Bone is a good player and he and Allie passed and dribbled the ball for probably 5 hours on dusty roads and dirt trails.
Near the end Bone mentioned he plays in a Luang Prabang mens 7×7 night league, and invited Alex to play. Well, needless to say a slight of build, but huge of heart 12 year old was exhausted after the days hike activity, and extremely nervous to play against the men. But play he did.
What a thrill. What a skills test. What a night. Kid…you belong, and we could not be prouder.
Confidence builder and genuine smile as Bone tells Alexander, “the guys didn’t think you little guy would make it but you really strong player”
Some memories, and lessons, last a lifetime.