Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Senior Night

This kid makes me so proud every day!  23 days until the next chapter of his life begins.

The best days are ahead of you R1 and I for one can’t wait to see where life takes you. 

I love you to centerfield fence and back! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

World Series Champions

That's right folks, the Houston Astros are the World Series Champions.

Those that have been reading here for a while know that I'm an Astros fan. Monday night the World Series Champions banner was revealed at Minute Maid and last night the team received their championship rings. 

They are the most beautiful championship rings I have ever seen. I might have shed a tear. (I also might be a bit partial)

And let me tell you what a class act owner and ball club we have. Owner, Jim Crane, purchased championship rings for the entire organization. Everyone from the upper management to the ushers. All I can say is classy.

See, I told you, beautiful. 

All right boys, it's time to do work!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

2018 Baseball Season Is Here!

Finally the day I have been waiting for, opening day for the World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. 

Do work boys!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Senior Year Baseball

Highschool baseball season is here and it's R1's senior year. I'm still trying to figure out how we got here so fast. 

We've had a few scrimmages and R1 has really been enjoying the season so far. He's been putting in extra work also to help himself get better. 

I'm excited to watch him play but a bit sad knowing it's the last time. 

Good luck R1! Here's to making this baseball season one to remember.

Monday, January 22, 2018

He's 13

This boy turned 13 yesterday. I can not believe that 13 years have flown by so fast. It still feels like Hubs and I were bringing him home from the hospital the other day. 

He is so smart and funny. He loves God. He's not afraid to try new things or step out of his comfort zone. 

I am so proud of the young man he is turning into. 

Happy 13th birthday R2, I love you!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Snowmageddon 2018

In the past month it has snowed here in Southeast Texas three times. Yes you read that correctly, three times.  

It would be safe to say at this point Mother Nature is bi-polar and has clearly been off of her medication for quite some time. 

Saturday the local weathermen started prepping us for the imminent cold weather with don't forget to bring in your pets, cover your pipes and plants, mind you it 70 degrees at the time. But by Monday evening schools were announcing closures because the icepocalyspe was upon us. 

It did not get above freezing on Tuesday and it snowed here for hours. We only received about an inch or two but it was so pretty coming down. I will admit I was mesmerized as I stood by the window and watch the huge snowflakes fall to the ground.

 There is just something about snowflakes that I love.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Storm

"And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. you won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. when you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in."

Many of my friends are just now getting back into their homes after Hurricane Harvey. Their homes are not completely ready but months of living either in a travel trailer or elsewhere has made them desperate to be back in their home so once it's in livable condition they are moving in.

I know this feeling all to well.

However it's what happens when they get back in their home that they are now experiencing that I have been going through since the first part of December and probably earlier if I am being honest. 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. It's real people and don't let anyone tell you it's not.

Mine does not have me so debilitated that I can not function but it's there and usually comes in full force in the middle of the night and wakes me up out of a dead sleep.

Mine shows up two ways. One is I wake up in the middle of the night heart racing and feeling as if I am trying to out run the flood waters as they enter my old house, only I can't. The other is the feeling of I am floating at the top of my ceiling and I am watching the flood waters enter my home. I am watching as the water gets higher and higher. I see the current moving all of our furniture around.

My friends are all having similar dreams or feelings. We all know what it is and we all know it will take time and we are leaning on each other. We want things back to the way they were, the old normal.

So even though the storm is over, I nor they are the same person who walked in.