Sunday, January 25, 2009

Feeling Blessed

When I arrived in church this morning, I greeted our assistant pastor with a Good Morning, How are you. He replied, "Very blessed, thanks." I never heard him say that before, but after Mass I noticed that's how he replied to everyone today. I like it. I'm blessed, too! I'm so grateful that my children are healthy, happy, smart, and talented. They are growing up in a home with two parents who love them and each other.

This afternoon, we picked up my mother and went to a concert that benefited the hospital. The headlining band was our town's civic band with incredible guest soloists on piano and trumpet. As terrific as they were, our favorite part was the High School Jazz Ensemble with Julia at 4th trumpet. They opened the show with 3 tunes and got the show off to a great start.On Friday afternoon, we went from a middle school basketball game to a swim meet. Pete has been playing drums in the pep band. He really rocks on Wipe Out. He loves drumming and it shows in his performances. Julia started swimming on the HS team this year. The team has been so encouraging to the new kids, so Julia's having a great time.

And spring training is right around the corner! It's my favorite time of the year. I'll be at a field every day this spring, watching Pete play Babe Ruth and hopefully on the middle school team. Julia will play recreational softball. And we'll be at the high school baseball games, too, to watch the boyfriend. He's on his way to becoming a phenomenal pitcher.

Last spring, Julia had an inside-the-park homerun on her birthday! It was one of the few games she actually saw playing time on the middle school team. (A whole other story. Ugh!) And Pete hit one over the fence a few weeks later in one of his last little league games. We love baseball!

Aren't they cute?I'm finishing up the quilting on the racecar baby quilt, so I hope to show that to you tomorrow.

Have a blessed week,
Tina

2 comments:

Jackie said...

Sounds like a great way to start off your week! I am with you we love baseball too. Can't wait for the Sox to start up.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Tina,
Can't believe how much older the kids look. Thanks for the comment about my mom. I know you can relate.
~Karen~
ps that quilt pattern that you asked about a while ago is called buzz saw. Maybe I'll do a tutorial on it!!