Do you see the little girl on the far right?
The one that's approximately two inches shorter than
everyone else on her basketball team?
The one who is staring off into space and could care less?
That's my Tori.
She started playing basketball a few weeks ago
and she was assigned the jersey number...
Tori was a little hurt by this
but my sister told her that
"zero is before the number one."
That made Tori smile
and she's been rocking her number ever since.
She will probably never be MVP or an all star
but Tori gives it her all.
She puts out 100 percent all the time.
She never lets her height slow her down.
Last Saturday Tori was running a new play
that they had learned just a few days prior.
This play involves Tori running in and making the basket.
I cringe everytime it's her turn because
she normally misses the basket.
This time, Tori set up her shot
and nailed it!!!
Nothin' but net baby!!!!
I was soooo excited that I jumped up
and started screaming.
The whole gym was chanting her name.
Tori! Tori! Tori!
My number zero just took it in stride,
skipped down the court,
and stopped for a photo op.
Tori has taught me so much in these last few weeks.
She's taught me to press on despite
my physical shortcomings.
I am so proud of my zero.
She is my new hero.