My Father's Daughter



A friend at work has a little plaque that states the following: Dreams can’t come true if you don’t have any. The past two weeks I’ve been thinking that dreams aren’t broken if you don’t have any.

While it isn’t everyone’s dream, it is a dream of Phil’s to drive for a living. Since it appears the major league baseball career is out of reach he longs to spend his days on the road, seeing new places, singing/humming/whistling along to music in his private one-man concert. And, bless his heart he has pursued that dream. And like any dream pursual it hasn’t been easy. It’s been remarkably hard. There have been a number of set-backs and with each one of them we’ve focused on being supportive of each other and leaning on God and trying to see what we could learn from it all.  Oh, and we cried a lot.

I think what I’ve learned about Phil is some of his biggest areas of vulnerability and his greatest areas of strength. From pushing me to pray, pray, pray, to his endless optimism and his courage to even begin the journey, he has shone through this experience. I think you really get to know your partner during your most trying times together. How can we not be grateful for that?

It appears now as though Phil’s dream is, if not firmly in his grasp, within reach. He is insured (the biggest hurdle to date). Next we will learn if dreams really do come true.


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Returning red-faced but with good news

Here I am slinking back to my blog. Grand announcement — I’m blogging again — then nothin’. Sigh. Are we surprised?

So what has prompted my re-return? I have a new niece – Breanna Grace May was born Sunday, January 6th at 4:20am, weighing 7lbs. 13oz. (just shy of our Christmas turkey, incidentally), and measuring 20.5 inches. I haven’t met her, but I am assured she is adorable. I hope to meet her tonight.

It’s an amazing thing meeting a brand new person for the first time. Made all the more amazing in this case by the fact that this new person is family — we share genetic material and will, I hope and pray, share a number of wonderful moments over the course of her life. I’ve always said that becoming an aunt is the best thing I’ve ever done; though now I think I need to modify it to say the second best thing I’ve done to leave room for that whole getting married thing — best not to make hubby upset; and third best if we are including committing to God — sigh, it’s in the top five anyway, in any case, I highly recommend it.