I have been down but defiantly not out. When you are a writer though you can only take a hiatus for so long before you either feel like you are about to explode or you hold in so much on the things you would normally write about that you are overflowing with emotion. I am both, overwhelmingly both!!
There is so much happening in our country right now that I don’t know if I can even touch on that at the moment because I have already written on that more than once and I can’t beat my head against the wall another time. However, for the record I would like to say this very clearly. My family my husband, myself, and our children will always stand and honor our United States flag, The National Anthem, and/or The pledge of Allegiance. Two reasons, My husband is a civilian employee of the United States Air force and he has proudly served our military and this county for over 16 years, secondly we know and love many men and women in uniform and one of them being a very special young man, Our nephew, Pvt, 2nd Class Blake Hawkins of the US Army. With all of that being said we support any and everyone’s right to silently protest by choosing to take a knee. This is not done out of disrespect or malice it is done out of the injustice and inequality of this country that is not free for all or equal for everyone. I have a clear understanding that some people do not, will not and will never care to try and understand the pain that comes with this type of measure but with all the respect I can muster I only say before you throw out your judgment and ugly words walk in their shoes or even just see from their point. Their sight is not a pretty view.
Ok see didn’t I say I wasn’t going to do that. It is defiantly not popular to talk about right now. On to happier things to talk about. My babies, this time of year might be my happiest time of year or maybe its just when my kids are playing sports that they love and they are having fun and I get to see them do what they seem to have been born to do. You know I am not the typical mom you would see at the ball fields. rolling around in my electric chair. I tell myself that I will get used to the stares but after almost 4 years I still am not use to the stares but I think I have learned to handle it better. Something I have learned today that I think I take for granted at our home fields is that most fields don’t think that many people will be at the fields in a wheelchair and that was evident by the lack of handicap restrooms. Luckily the field we were at had and indoor field and indoor batting cages that were open on a Sunday that had more appropriate bathrooms but it was not close. Thank goodness I am not using my manual wheelchair because that would have been an exhausting trek.
This is Brookies first year playing softball and thankfully she got to start off in the fall with t-ball. Today was her first tournament and they did amazing coming in third. These girls played 4 games today and they are a 6u team, they played with heart, never giving up although in the last game you could defiantly tell they were exhausted. These coaches are just amazing and I am so thankful my girl has them to lead her in the great sport she loves so much. #ladybuglife is the only life. It was just really incredible to see all these girls playing together and working hard to put everything they have been learning into action. Today it was a great day to be a Lady bug!!
As this week starts off Brayden starts off with 2 games back to back. His season has been a little rougher. He has a great team, him and his teammates seem to have great relationships. They play in sync and really just love each other so much but for some reason this year what they are doing in practice is having a hard time transferring to games. We have had 2 wins and I believe one of those wins was from a forfeit. But Broncos Black is a family, we love like a family, we have disagreements like a family, we have each others back just like family. And here is some honesty there are times that we may not all like each other but me personally I love all of my Broncos Black Family and I would do anything for anyone of them that I could if they ever needed help. Its a tough season but one thing is for sure as we continue through the season we come out the other side better than we did when we started. These boys give everything they have every single game and they leave it all out on the field. They are led by some great guys, my husband being one of them. I am thankful my son is surrounded on all sides by love, strength and grit!! #Broncosblackforlife
I never really intended for this post to be about the things it been about today but it is very fitting because these are the three things that have taken up the most space in my brain as of late. I do believe I am hopefully out of my writing slump. I want to get back to writing about the things that matter on a more regular bases. Hopefully I will find and have the time. Until then Our paths will cross again, Blessings!!!