So Many Hard Things Coming

 

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.

~CTR

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