Good morning. It is new release time over at Digistamps4Joy. One of the new images is a Springbok, which inspired the LO. When I saw it, I just knew that I had to use it to make a scrapbook page about my youngest and her Springbok (Protea as they are now called) colours.
She started playing Water Polo in junior school at the age of 11. At 13 she played in the Under 16 team for her province and was named goal keeper of the tournament at the national schools tournament. and was selected for the SA u/16 team.
Ever since that day, she dreamed of playing in the National woman's side and was selected for the first time when she was still in school. Because water polo is not subsidized in any way, all players have to pay for the privilege to represent their country. They have to pay for overseas tours and all kit. This is anything from 30 - 50 thousand rand a tour. The only thing they are given, is the badge to sew onto a blazer.
Because of the high cost, we never got around to buying the blazer that she deserved and worked so hard to get. She recently retired from playing competitive polo and opted to play only socially. When she turned 30 in July, her father and I decided to surprise her with her Springbok blazer. She was quite emotional when she finally got to wear her blazer for prize giving at school. It warms my heart to see that and to know that even though she had to wait so long to get it, it still means so much to her.
I just could not let this momentous occasion go past without scrapping about it and that little springbok came at just the right time.
Please hop over to the store to see all the other fabulous new releases and see what all the other DT member did with them, You will be blown away.