Friday, June 6, 2008

Bump, Set, Spike!

I've been looking at all of the pictures from the trip back in April and I just noticed how much taller Zina has grown since the December trip. Has anyone else noticed this? I guess that I have had other things on my mind lately. Dear ole Dad tops out at 5'8", but Zina is gaining! I suspect that I will be looking up to her one day soon, both physical and figuratively! Of course I do that now. I am amazed at her kind-heartedness with all that she has been through and her life in the orphanage.

Zina liked playing volleyball with us. That's good news! Heidi has played competitive VB for nearly 25 years and just a few years ago was a top finisher in 2-person sand. Her partner and she used to rule the courts all over Colorado, usually winning the tournament or finishing in the top 4. A terrible calf injury two years ago during a game has slowed her down a bit and she plays when she can, but not as much as she would like. Nowadays, she and I coach and she lives vicariously through our girl's 5-6th and 7-8th grade teams. Perhaps we will have R&Z on our teams one day.

Of course, Heidi brought a volleyball to play with the girls and to leave with them. In no time at all she had taught them the fine art of passing and body form. Zina and a few other girls at the Internat were quiet good after a little instruction. I think we may have a front row hitter on our hands!

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Heidi loves to play sand volleyball, sail and garden. Felix loves to fly at the local aeroclub, sail and fish.