They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait
I don't know who authored that line, but tonight I stood outside in 50 degree weather, in a 10+ miles-per-hour wind, in the rain, to watch my daughter play in a softball game. Her team played a more experienced, more confident team and won, and, without going into details that might remind you of a co-worker's review of his weekend golf game at lunch the following Monday, my daughter contributed to the victory. But it was cold out there, nasty, and the comraderie of the parents who opted not to sit in their cars was worth it. Only about one quarter of the parents stood outside, but I hope that their kids appreciated it.