Often times people associate 'a test of faith' with trials and tribulations. We received some great news recently and I very quickly found that 'a test of faith' comes in all situations. With the way life has been throwing us around lately, I've been hesitant to plan too far ahead or commit myself to anyone or anything.
While staying optimistic, I've found myself feeling a tad bit hopeless. Not because I don't have hope for the future and God's plans, but because I have no control of what's going on around me.
I'm hopelessly hopeful.
Beyond that, I have become hopelessly devoted to trusting in God and committed myself to remembering that this life and its' successes are temporary. God has tested me through bad news and good news,
finding ways for me to feel undeservingly blessed. He is challenging me to remember that it's not
the good news about baseball that matters, it's the good news about Jesus Christ. We love this baseball journey and the opportunities it provides for us to travel together, meet incredible people and watch dreams come true,
but there's only one kind of good news that is permanent in this life.
That being said, we have had an exciting and fun past few weeks! Here's a short update:
Tuesday, June 16: It’s approximately 10PM Central and I’ve officially checked-out for the night (translation: I’ve had a couple glasses of wine, my phone is on the other side of the room charging, and Netflix binge-watching is in full force). Logan is still stationed in Vegas at this point, and I knew he wouldn’t be in the stands that night, so I wouldn’t be hearing from him until the game was over.
I finally go to grab my phone to go to sleep and I have two missed calls and a voicemail. It’s from Logan. I already knew exactly what was happening, but I took the time to listen to the voicemail. With excitement in his voice he says, “What. are. you. doing!? I’m trying to call and tell you that I’m going back to the big leagues and you’re not answering…”
I immediately called back just so I could hear him say it again and to get the full story.
He left the next morning from Vegas to meet the team in Toronto. Thursday morning, with one game left in the series, Logan was activated to the New York Mets 25-man roster. That night he struck out four in two innings of work. It was his last day being 24 and man, did he go out with a bang!
Friday, June 19: Logan’s 25th birthday. I met him in Atlanta to watch the Mets take on the Braves.
It’s surreal seeing a dream come to life. Sure, he was officially on the 25-man roster for the Orioles during the off-season, and he made his debut with the Rangers. But this time, it was everything I had imagined!
Since June of 2011, I’ve waited to see him play in a New York Mets jersey at Citi Field. Although it wasn’t until a week later that he stepped onto Citi Field for the first time and my first time to the stadium, it was incredible seeing him with teammates he’s played with for the past four years in a major league stadium wearing a Mets uniform.
June 26-29: Citi Field
"Hopelessly: I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
Hopelessly: I feel like the window closes oh, so quick
Hopelessly: I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cause hopelessly, the hope is we have so much to feel good about"