Today during my run a song came on my Pandora that has been a real inspiration to me through the last year. If you are not familiar with the progression of our family, Nick's career, our lives, over the last year....see two posts back :) Anyways...the beginning of the song says "This is my prayer in the desert, when all that within me feels dry, this is my prayer in my hunger and need, my God is a God who provides." Funny how when you get hurt, they ship you to the desert (Arizona) so this song was very fitting.
The song progresses through, from being in need, in flames, in battle, and in the end.....in harvest. Let me just take a minute to brag on my husband. Actually, let me brag on my God. Nick is having an amazing season so far. He pitched a no hitter into the 7th inning on Mother's Day (he did that for me) and went on to pitch 8 innings and only giving up one run. He is striking people out left and right. It feels so good to see my husband see the success that we have been waiting so long for. But if you told him that, he would so humbly say " God is good." There is an article about him in milb.com if you're interested.
So back to my point about the song....at the end the lyrics are "This is my prayer in the harvest, when favor and providence flow, I know I'm filled to be emptied again, so this seed I've received I will sow." A year ago we felt totally in the desert, and now, such a short time later, here we are in the harvest. It would be so easy to just sit back, relax, and feel like we've got it made. But in baseball, and in life, that is not how it works. The point of the song is that although we are in the harvest now, we will not always be. So why not start praying now for the difficulties that lie ahead? They are coming, no doubt....but as we have learned, they are also what shape who we are and what we stand for so we should be grateful for the opportunity to "refine ourselves through the flames."
"Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap the HARVEST if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9
I have posted several times on here this season and not really talked about my two little men which could very easily be the only reason you are reading this. So here is an update on MJ and D-rake.
Mason is in full swing -I want to be exactly like my dad- mode. He wears his baseball uniform from the minute he wakes up until we make him take it off to go somewhere. He even pays enough attention that he is perfecting his pitching motion to be just like his daddy. He is still into NASCAR but has decided that this season he is a Brad Keselowski fan. It is way harder to find Brad Keselowski toys than Jeff Gordon.
Drake is my so very cute, cuddly, funny, challenging child. He keeps me on my toes. He wants to be just like his big brother. We only have one baseball uniform so he wears Masons soccer uniform from last year. Mason wore it at age 4 and it fits Drake just as well at age 2. He still loves airplanes. He spends at least 2 or 3 innings of every baseball game watching airplanes on my phone.
What a great Mother's Day I had. Got to spend it with these handsome faces who reminded me all day long why I am so blessed to be their mommy.