Today I started down a new road. One I didn’t see coming. But I am so glad for the blessing. I started a new job. I would be lying if I said I weren’t nervous, but because this job is where I am supposed to be, I know that I will not be alone in the journey.
Amazing how good things can happen that way. Unexpectedly. I thought I would be home for a little while, and here I am in a position to help others along with my family. So I am accepting whatever comes, and I will face it with courage. and the very best that I can give. And I hope in this new place that I can continue to make a difference. Even for one person. Now who wouldn’t love a job like that?
Ally and Addisyn just finished basketball for the year. So, I signed them up for softball. They didn’t get to play last year because they were both in boots. But they are really excited about playing this year. I am a little nervous though, to be honest. The last time they played two summers ago, I was their coach. And Laney was working at the park all summer umpiring games. Some of those games were her sisters’. She was an AMAZING umpire.
Brynna at bat with Laney umpiring
Laney Umpiring with Ally at bat
Addisyn getting ready to bat. Again, Laney is the umpire.
Wade and I went down last summer after losing Laney to give drinks to her friends that were playing a game in her honor. That was hard. Going to the park. I left in tears.
Wade or I ( but mostly Wade) used to take Laney dinner every night at the park. There are so many reminders. Laney’s friend, Kelli, is spearheading a monument and tree to be planted in her honor at the park this spring. Laney is loved by so many people who saw her at the ball park every summer. It is going to be a rough couple of months, for more than one reason. So as we start on what is probably going to be a rough road for a few months, I will be telling myself that I can do VERY hard things. But they will be worth it.
If you are new to my blog, you should start here first. It is my first post, and explains what this blog is about. Make sure to visit the Laney’s Story and the About Me tabs at the top of the page for more information! Oh, and I hope you find joy in your journey!