Soccer Ball Flashback

We’ve said it before and here I (DeAnna) am saying it again.  Soccer is a very BIG sport in Cameroon and when soccer balls go outside our gate for neighborhood play, they get beat up quickly.  Joshua received a soccer ball and cones for his birthday in 2012.  He enjoys soccer and he’s even playing on the RFIS B Team this season. He has been partial to this particular ball that he received for his birthday.  He didn’t want to take it outside the gate for neighborhood play and would guard it in our yard or in the house for his use only.

We quickly run out of soccer balls because we do share them and they are quickly torn up.  We got down to just this soccer ball left.  Joshua decided he was ready to enjoy it with the neighborhood kids and took it outside.  This ball has held up better than other soccer balls.  It’s been played with outside for about a month and to our surprise is still going.  It’s close to it’s last leg, but hanging in there.  Below is a picture of what it used to look like and what it looks like today.

new soccer balltoday soccer ball

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One Response to Soccer Ball Flashback

  1. Pop-pop says:

    That is one very used soccer ball. It reminds me of the story of the Velveteen Rabbit.

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