Friday, June 24, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Petra!

New Yorker 1983  

The longer I'm married to my wife the more I realize how amazing she is.  As the mother of 2 boys under three and another one in the womb, a part-time youth worker who gives it her full devotion and the one in charge of all the logistical details of 4 weeks of summer camp, somehow she finds a way to get it all done well.

So her birthday today is not just a celebration of another year.  It's a day to celebrate the life of a devoted mother, selfless wife and an uncompromising woman of God.

Petra, you are amazing.

Volim te do neba visoko.

Friday, June 10, 2011

First Baseball Game in Orahovica

I've been like a little kid the last few days.  Just ask my wife.  She'd tell you I've been giddy, maybe even a little immature.  Why?  Because I'm excited about the first baseball game ever in Orahovica.  A few thoughts:

  • New things are hard to find in this part of the world.  No matter what aspect of life we're talking about - religion, recreation, raising kids - people like to do things the way they've always been done.  So the fact that so many people are involved in "America's pastime" here in small-town Orahovica is exciting. 
  • I'm proud of my team (made up of both boys and girls) who have been disciplined and dedicated to learning a sport they've never watched. 
  • I'm thankful for the team from Slavonski Brod who are driving from an hour + away to play against us.  I can't imagine having an easier time arranging this event than I've had with their coach. Thanks Garret for making this such a pleasure to organize!
Who's going to win?  I have no idea.  Come to Orahovica tomorrow at 15.00 to find out!