It hurts so much…

To see you go …the irony of it all is that we have seen you depart from airports at least a few dozen times, yet this one was emotionally draining. Mixed emotions to be honest…so many tears shed yet so much joy to have had the pleasure of having you around for a few days. Hard to let go, family is selfish by nature and want you around forever, some of us would go as far as saying that life is unfair…life isn’t, these are our choices and we know well you are pursuing your dream and that lessens the pain a little. It is still difficult to explain to your sister why you have to go “once again”; she sobbed all the way home. Also, seeing your brother bawl out like a little kid is not something we had witnessed before…the bond you guys have is remarkably strong.

Most people only see the family facade but the behind the scenes work is admirable to say the least. Yes, ultimately this lifestyle is our choice and that’s the price we have to pay. Today’s good-bye was tougher than normal as we don’t know when we will see you again. Until then, know that you are so loved and that you are special. Go get “it” son; you have a FULL team behind you…#theGomezway

Carpe diem

Horace (Roman poet)

Football/Soccer tennis

In what has now become a tradition in our family, the Gomez siblings embarked on yet another episode of soccer tennis in a beautiful 60+ December weather in Keller, Texas. We can’t seem to remember when or how it all started, we just know it’s now a well-ingrained tradition that we hope to nourish for years to come. The games have involved ACL tears, Japanese & German soccer player participation, equipment malfunctions, bets, etc. and miraculously the tradition has survived them all.

One thing is inexorable…age is unforgiving for the older generation. As our minds attempt their best to convince our aging bodies to continue competing, our bodies resist. However, our passion for the game inexplicably offsets nature and we manage to compete. It’s always a great rivalry of the “adults” vs. the youth.

This year’s game was highlighted by the introduction of brand new #theGomezway jerseys courtesy of Cesar…an excellent incentive. The rivalry is intense but the game itself is more so. Last year, the adults were spanked bad; this year was a bit different but our efforts were heroic nonetheless. We managed to win one and we will cling from that one for another year. In the end, it’s not the end result or the bragging rights or the bets that make it special; it’s the memories and the bonding. The devil’s in the details. #Loveyourfamilies

Networking is important

Glad to see the kiddos growing in all aspects of their lives. As a parent, there’s no better feeling than to watch them enjoy their journey and pursue their dreams. Networking plays an instrumental role in people’s lives and in the end, our time here is about the relationships, the rapport (be it friendships or not) and the experiences lived through them that make our lives even more meaningful… after all, it’s not everyday that you meet the starting goalkeeper for the Argentinean National football team. !!!Sos grande Marche!!! Porto 3 Tondela 0

BTW, the U19s learned who the next opponent will be in the UEFA Youth League game: FC Salzburg. Similarly, the first team also learned who the next opponent will be in the UEFA Europa League: FC Bayern Leverkusen on 02.20.20 (numerology)

Excellent news today

In the midst of uncertainty in some aspects of one of the kids’ football future, it’s great that the other Jogo received excellent news today. Let’s see if anything materializes. As the aphorism would say: “Stay tuned until then”. Good luck against Philly tomorrow Jogo.

Timing is everything

Misinformed decision by the club today; we don’t understand it but respect it regardless. We keep our heads down, working, and enjoying every minute we get to play and/or watch the beautiful game. We go to the Showcase and perform. No questions asked…for now. Time will tell…

Jogo playing against Universidad de Chile Sub15 Internacional courtesy of LigaBBVAMX (08.15.19)

Not Good bye but see you later

The time has come for us to go back home, but this time there is no sadness in our eyes. We are happy to see the new life you are building and extremely proud of the young man you have become. You continue working hard everyday to establish your place as a player and we know this is where you belong. No matter the distance, we love and support you son. This is your time…and your new life. Mom