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Two Things I Love: Small Town Football and the Pre-Game Wave

However, there’s one thing that has always remained constant: my coach’s pre-game wave.

This tradition dates back to our very first season. Just as the kickoff timer is about to buzz, my coach will always turn from the sidelines, look for me in a sea of red and white memorabilia, smile, and wave. For my husband, I can only assume it reassures him I made it safely to the game. For me, though, it’s the gentle reminder that of all the places I could be, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be than under those Friday Night Lights.   

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Dear Future Self, When You’re a Veteran Coach’s Wife

Comparison is the thief of joy. But that new wife can’t help but compare herself to the “ideal” coach’s wife.

Veteran, you know by now that there is no true mold for a “good coach’s wife.”

But she is trying to figure out what that looks like. She may feel inadequate if she doesn’t have the time or mental space to bake cookies or cook meals for the team.

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