About this time last year, I was anxiously preparing for my 2nd Open Heart Surgery. It was a rough time. I was working part time, taking pre-nursing classes and trying to soak up every last bit of time with family and friends.
One Saturday afternoon, I remember being at one of my little brother’s baseball game wondering if I would be alive for their next season. It was a scary thought, but a real one. A thought I just couldn’t magically take away.
I am not married or have children so my parents and my siblings are my entire world. Being on the older end of the seven kids, I have had the honor to watch my little siblings grow up from the very beginning. It’s almost like they are literally my own as I have been in their lives since birth. So watching them play in their activities is so important to me. I’ve watched a lot of their baseball games over the years if I wasn’t at work or in recovery. I love going for many reasons. It’s usually a family affair which is so much fun as we all try to support one another. Perks of being in a big family!
Today, I had the day off and was able to watch their game. This season, my Dad is the Coach and both of my little brothers(only 22 months a part) are on the same team. It was so cute seeing them play on the same team together. I’m the big sister, so I have earned the right to say they were the cutest 🙂
As I was sitting on the bench enjoying the game and the gorgeous sunshine, I thought to myself, I can’t believe this! A year ago, I had no idea if I would ever see them play again. And here I was watching them play while sitting next to my Mom. If anything, this day has given me a new sense of hope back. Hope that whatever ordeals you have to go through, God will see you through it. And he most certainly did for me. It was truly a blessed day for me sitting outside in warm weather(finally!!!) and watching my two youngest brothers play their favorite sport!