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.
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!