Hope Returns!

April 17, 2016

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!

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  • Reply LaVonne Walter April 17, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Take me out to the ballgame!!! Love this reflection of your life so far. God is watching over the big sister, so you must have many more ballgames to attend. Maybe, someday, your brothers might let you be bat girl for their team.

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