It's hard to stay positive when I don't know how long it's going to be until the next time you see him is. But, I have to remember in times like these that God's timing is perfect and his plans are for good and not to harm. I have to keep my glass half-full, and remember that God knows what he's doing.
We originally had thought it would be a good idea to make extravagant plans for his last weekend here. But last minute, we decided that a weekend at his parent's house with his brothers, cousin, and their baby would be more fun than any extravagant plans. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
We took David’s dogs to the tennis courts to let them run around a bit. There wasn’t a park in walking distance, so this was the best we could do for them. They are also crazy and super hyper dogs, so a park with other dogs running around probably wouldn’t have ended up too good. Meet Simon and Micah! Simon follows Dave around like it’s no one’s business. He loves that dog, and that dog loves him.
Jump, Simon, Jump!
Yikes, I need a tan.
His cousin and his wife and baby also came over for the night. We had an old-fashion pizza party and played with JJ. I know people say this about most babies, but this is the CUTEST baby there is. If and when I ever have kids, I would want mine to have JJ’s sweet nature. He is just so happy and is amused at everything. He rarely cries and is so much fun to play with.
Look at those eyes!
JJ and his sweet mama, Jenny.
We were trying to teach JJ how to catch. He just started walking (literally, on this day- he just started walking), so catching was a stretch.
It was such a blessing for David to get to spend this time with his family. It’s something he rarely gets to do. I find myself wanting to hog him and have a lot of one on one time. It’s so infrequent that I get to see him, so it’s hard to share him. But I know his family is his family, and they deserve some David-time too :)
A lot of people think that professional athletes have an extravagant life, as well as their girlfriends and wives. But this is as far from the truth as you can get when it comes to life in minor league baseball. I’ll continue to fill you in on what every day life is for him…for us, as his season progresses. I’ll update you on the highs - the extra inning wins, the trips to see him, the small things we do to keep our relationship strong when he’s in season – and the lows – late night calls, the pressure, the girls that hang around minor league baseball players with bad intentions (cleat chasers, as us girlfriends like to call them), the tears, the months without seeing each other.
Until then, I would appreciate prayers for David. Prayers that he would be a spiritual warrior and leader among his team. And pray that he would do all things to glorify Christ.
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