Big League Dream
Boy, was I wrong!! Isn’t it crazy how you can direct your focus so much toward only a couple ideas that you shut off the infinite number of possibilities in this universe?
Last Thursday I thought FOR SURE we would find out that Logan would be breaking camp with the Orioles. Then I got a lunchtime phone call telling me he had been picked up by the Rangers!
“Uhhh… what does that mean?” – said me. Oh, so you’re coming home to live with me and our dog and playing for our hometown team? Right. Totally. Exactly what I expected. But actually not even close to being on my radar for potential opportunities in our near future. Living a dream.
So here’s how the past few days went down:
Wednesday, April 1st: Logan’s family flies into Sarasota to see Logan play the last few games of Orioles Spring Training. I have a panic-attack and don’t sleep at all.
Thursday, 8 AM: Journaled/wrote a quick blog post about my nerves and all the possibilities I thought could happen (not even sure the thing makes sense… sorry…)
Thursday, 12:30 PM: Logan is on his way to Orlando to pitch in a Spring Training game. I get a call during lunch from him telling me he’s now a Texas Ranger. His family leaves from Sarasota to pick him up from Orlando, takes him back to Sarasota to pack his things and move out of the hotel.
Friday, 5:00 AM: The Verrett’s board a flight to DFW, I pick them up.
Friday, 11:00 AM: Beau greets Logan at the door for a one hour cuddle sesh, then Logan leaves for the field.
Friday, 7:05 PM: Logan throws first pitch at Globe Life Park for a Spring Training Exhibition Game against… and this isn’t ironic at all… The New York Mets. We proceed to celebrate in a suite so graciously given to us by family friends until ballpark security kicked us out.
Needless to say, I am exhausted and thrilled and confused and can’t stop smiling. We’re here in San Francisco, Opening Night against Oakland is in a few hours. All I keep thinking of is my favorite Bible verse. I repeat this verse during the toughest times and during the happiest times. #dreamscometrue
Glory be to God, who by His mighty power at work within us is able to far more than we would dare to ask or even dream -- infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes.
wife of a pitcher. mother of a golden. daughter of the lord.