Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Not just dirty laundry

Getting up Monday morning this site hit me like a punch in the stomach. It looks like just another pile of laundry, but seeing these clothes neatly stacked next to the door, told me it was the end of many years of fun. After raising three boys, I thought I would look forward to the day when sports came to an end, but now that it is drawing close I tear up at the thought of it. Brandon has played baseball for about 13 years now and has always been so much fun to watch.The way he hit that ball and then with his lightning speed ran those bases has always amazed me. Well, all good things must come to an end and he has decided that he no longer has the desire to play. I'm sure this had nothing to do with the fact that he was getting little playing time all of a sudden. I know coaches have to worry about their job and must focus on winning, but I wonder if they have any idea how they can break the spirit in a young person? As a momma, I sure did want to put in my own two cents worth, but amazing how God has just the right word for us. Guess what mine was yesterday? Psalm 39:1 said, "I will guard my ways so that I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth with a muzzle...! Boy, did He know what I needed! So now we wait until football season and treasure the memories of my baby boy running his heart out! Thanks for the memories, son! I proud of how you have handled yourself!


Lori said...

As a mom of two teenage boys myself, I can totally understand how you feel!! That's so sad & it's so easy to want to clean someone's clock (at least with words), but doing as that verse says is the godly approach and God will certainly honor your restraint. :)

Jean said...

I have loved watching our older children in sports. It has been so much fun! We have had many times when I wanted to speak up- sometimes I did- BTW God is right (imagine that)! It did not help and I did not feel better! Sometimes it is so painful- you feel for your child. They often come away with having learned so much- God has lessons through our disappointments.

It is funny you ask about the Ch*na- I just did it because others do it! We should ask Lori- she'll know!

Joyful Mom said...

Hi Suzette,
So wonderful to 'meet' you here. I am so excited that I get to watch your adoption journey unfold. What joy :) Your family is so gorgeous--blessed mommy you are!