Destined for Greatness

It's 10:15 pm and I'm just finally sitting down for the first time today. It's been another crazy day.  This morning Jack and I ran errands and did massive amounts of laundry.  I am so blessed that he is such a good child.  He just goes with the flow and plays so well independently when I need him to.  We did take time to have some sticker fun before we went to Wal-Mart.  As organized as I try to be, it seems as if I'm at Wal-Mart every day!

This afternoon was drama practice for our school musical.  I think I mentioned that Amanda and I are directing this year's drama with the help of our friend Tina.  Neither of us have a theater background but I think we are putting together a really nice production.  I've been working on this while planning the race, but now that the race is over the musical has my full attention.  We are painting our set tomorrow night and I'm excited to see it all come together.

Lucy had a ballgame and Ella had her competition team tryout.  I'm happy to report that both girls did great. Ella has never cheered before but it seemed to come fairly naturally for her tonight.  We will find out Thursday which team she has made.

Lucy played with her team tonight and had a lot of fun.  Please don't freak out Tracy or Dr. W.  She hit off of the tee and there is no play on her hit.  She is the last batter and the team just lets her run to first base.  I know it doesn't mean anything to the outcome of the game but this little girl feels amazing being part of this team.  I am so grateful for my friends who are coaching.  They are going out of their way--actually, the whole league is--to make her feel "normal."  She tires easily and her legs ache when she's done.  Tonight she ran from home to first base 3 times (really slowly) and hurt every step of the way.  Lucy is so tough and she didn't let it get the best of her.  I'm so proud of my baby girl.  

I'd be remiss not to include this in my day's post.  Santa brought this book to Jack for Christmas.  When he sits still long enough for me to read to him, this is his pick.  I love this book, as it reminds me of my Dad and grandfather.  I grew up around these machines and often thought about having a son to follow in their footsteps.  Now that Erik is part of the construction business it stands to reason that Jack might have a shot!

Who knows what God has planned for my precious boy.  I can tell you this for sure, though.  He is destined for greatness.

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  1. I'm so glad that Lucy can play softball! Yay!!! And we LOVE Good Night Good Night Construction Site around here. We discovered it last year around this time and it has been such a great addition to our library. And a good gift for birthdays too!

  2. What amazing encouragement this is for Lucy!!! Way to go!

    I'm sure Ella will be an amazing cheerleader, if that is what the competition try out was for.

    And Jack, that kid is totally adorable and what a blessing that he is so good natured.

    Sounds like a great life!

    Always keeping Lucy in my prayers. :)

  3. Kate , I truley believe that they are all gpong to have an amazing future, with a MOM like you that will give them the world those are the kids that give it their all. They are just a product of the love that you give them and as the saying goes "I got it from watching you" I don't know you but I believe that these three will go along ways in life. Lucy made tears roll down my cheeks because I live in great pain daily and I can only imagine what that little angel is going through pushing to the home plate. Go Krull's Go...Good Luck Ella.