That is me in the back holding the dripping baseball glove. We were at a party and my son’s glove got thrown into the pool. Normally, I would panic. Not only do gloves and water not mix well, but it was about 7pm and he had a game at 9am the next morning. You see my son’s face in the picture… he was a little apprehensive, too. I have no idea where he gets it from. 😉
Anyway, back to panic. Normally, my OCD would take over and my insides would start screaming. This was an event of which I had no control. In these situations, my husband usually calms the storm. He can get riled up, but if he sees me in a “crazy” state, he fixes it, calms my nerves, and everything is ok. I don’t have that luxury right now. And yes, I do mean luxury. Just like I don’t have the luxury of someone carrying the groceries in the house, cleaning the kitchen after I cook, mowing the grass, and on and on.
With some helpful advice from my son’s coach (and our good friend), I was able to dry the glove enough that he could use it. It did take me an oven, a hair dryer, and a few hours, but I got it done. He played the next day… even got a home run. This one I was actually there to see!
I am determined to not stress out during this two-year assignment. I know that I will at some point, but I’m determined not to let it take over and be a constant emotion. So far, I’ve done pretty good (other than when I lost my mind – see previous blog). I do the things I can, when I can. Right now, my floor is serious need of mopping. We “get to” leave for practice in 30 minutes. So, I figured I had time to write… not mop. I’ve also asked for help when I needed it. It’s hard for me, but I’m learning that I can.
I don’t know why God has put Ray and I on separate sides of the world for the next two years. I do know that He has taken care of us so far and His plans are ALWAYS better than mine. I take each day as it comes and try to find or be a blessing in each one.
“”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11