I'll Just Quit

I'd waited forever to wear a varsity jersey. Had Coach forgotten that?
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It's not like I disagreed with Mom. After all, I was the one who came home from youth group all excited about what I'd learned from those verses in Proverbs. I sighed and stared up at the blue sky, wondering when the pain of not making varsity would start to fade.

Even though I still really hoped I'd wear that crimson jersey one day, I knew that if I didn't, I could trust God to lead me to something else—something better.

"So," Mom said as she picked my racquet up off the ground. "You still think you'll quit?"

I reached for the racquet.

"We'll see," I said with a smile, even though I knew deep down that I could never stop playing this sport that I loved so much. "For now I think I'll practice my backhand. It could use a little work."

Josh Kim will begin his senior year in the fall and plans to never stop playing tennis. One day he hopes to become a doctor.

*Name has been changed.

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