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Reflecting on Year 5 in the NFL

Sarah Biegel

And like the blink of an eye, year 5 in the NFL is completed.

Wow, I was not entirely expecting this type of year when training camp started back in August. It's no secret (seriously you can find out everything on google) that it was a unique year for my husband, Vince. We experienced an injury settlement, practice squad, activated to the roster, etc. All within a few short months. Honestly, I'm glad I was pregnant through this season because I was entirely too exhausted 90% of the time to break into tears. Happy tears, sad tears, tears filled with questions about the unknown. All of these are also common themes throughout the football journey. Heck, I'm popping out a baby in March and we don't even know where we'll be living a month after that.

This "never a dull moment" theme has become a constant every year. When Vince was drafted back in 2017 by Green Bay, I did not expect anything that followed.

But through all of this, all of the uncertainty that comes with each unique year, I've learned some lessons that can only be learned by going through challenges like these.

I've learned that you absolutely cannot lean on things of the world. What I mean by that is you cannot put your happiness in material things, recognition, etc. With that comes heartache and disappoint, every single time.

Instead, I've learned that it's immensely necessary to lean on my faith. When injuries happens, cuts, trades, etc, how do you ground yourself (especially when the public *cough Twitter cough* can be so cruel)? It's so easy to allow fear to creep in. But when you finally can accept that the Lord has a plan for you, and that you are living this plan, these adversities feel so minor in the long run.

Every time we have faced something "challenging" in the football world, I don't think my faith can become any more strong, and then it does. It's amazing actually.

So, who knows what's in store for year 6. But I'm excited for what's to come.

Sarah B.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Sarah and her family currently reside in Florida while her husband pursues his NFL career. Her two daughters keep her and her husband on their toes at all times. Due to their many adventures and moves, Sarah has become a professional toddler wrangler and traveller. She enjoys baking recipes with her daughter that have been handed down to her from prior generations.

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