Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spur of the Moment

The Eagles lost Thursday night and basketball season is over.  We averaged losing games by 3 points this season.  Three.  So close, yet so far away.

Anyway, Josh got home late Thursday and I knew he was sad and I was emotional about the season being over, so I couldn't sleep.  I came up with a plan that would allow him to recruit and us not to be alone all weekend.  I'm not a real spur of the moment person, but it all worked out perfectly!  We (Josh, Me, Langley) left Friday afternoon and headed to North Little Rock.  We checked into a hotel, then headed to Pine Bluff for a state tournament game. 

We got back to the hotel and had a late night snack of Cracker Barrell, and Langley and I actually slept great.  We were up early, ate breakfast at Cracker Barrel (it was right in front of our hotel,) then walked around academy sports and used a gift card to buy a few things, before having lunch at Chilis.  I discovered that I could drink 5 gallons of their strawberry lemonade per day.

Finally, we headed to Cabot to watch another play off game and got to see some dear folks from Conway.  We came home after that.  Langley was so so good.  The game times and many other factors worked out perfectly for us to have a short family getaway/recruiting trip!  We all had a good time and were able to look forward to the next few months and next season.  After we got home we unloaded, Josh bathed Langley, and then he headed to Greene County Tech to watch a few more games.

As I told Josh (of course I was crying,) our team this year, I think is the best we've had - with the worst record.  They are definitley the hardest working, highest character group we've ever had.  This first year has been such an adjustment for everyone.  I would move again for every one of them.  Those guys - their effort, their talent, their heart, and their love and respect for Josh, Langley and our family - are the only reason this season has been bearable.  They are worth it.  Next year will be better.

I have to tell you, 2 of our players were saved this year.  I think you would all agree with me that their salvation is more important and more exciting than any win on the basketball court.  Praise God!

Now we adjust to eating dinner together every night again.  We adjust to co-parenting, and spending time together and actually having Josh home at bed time.  I'm praying we can do this quickly and without my pregnant emotions causing too many arguments this year :-)

Sorry no pictures in this post- it was spur of the moment!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Oh, goodness. This post made me a little teary. You may be the only person I know that GETS IT. :)
And that is SO awesome about your two players. I told JD just the other day that watching/being around other coaches and programs makes me SO SO thankful that I'm married to a man that coaches with integrity and cares so much more about his young men than his record.
We're the lucky ones, Rachel. God is good, even when life is a little hard, huh?