Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Little League Baseball:)

"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Colossians 3:12-13

You might wonder what this verse has to do with little league baseball....well, my Hubby has been preaching on the phone and at meetings regarding it. It doesn't matter if we have friends over or visiting friends.....we can't escape it. Now, before you go and assume that Hubby is a preacher...HE IS NOT........yet.......because what I've been hearing and witnessing with all the compassion and LOUDNESS that he has been speaking with.....well, let's just say....HAS FLOORED ME! Because this is coming from a guy who used to call me back in the day and I had to ask repeatedly for him to SPEAK UP or else I was going to hang up. I'm a softie like that:) This new phone etiquette, he has adopted, is more like me.....and that is LOUD! I've trained him well:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!! But sometimes when we are passionate about something we tend to step outside the box. Hubby you have passed stepping outside your flat hurdled it:)

To make a very looooong story short.....the league that we have been a part of for over 50 years, just busted up. Over what.......more games, winning, less rules, lose friendships. It's just not worth it. Sometimes we forget just what this is all about.....the kids! The guys in our community are trying to do what is fair and right for the kids. As a community, I hope we will back them up and support what they are trying to rebuild. There will be some changes....dare I say, "DRAFT!" Yikes....makes we want to bite my nails, and I haven't done that since I was a young girl and Mom sitting on my hand trying to make me quit the bad habit:)

Forgiveness is not always easy, but Christ set the perfect example of how we should forgive. As we go forward in trying to rebuild, I hope that forbearing one another will be forefront in our minds. Forgiveness produces positive results! The kids are watching! What an example we could set if we truly forgive and spread all the mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness and longsuffering we could. I call that...BROTHERLY LOVE!

And no, Hubby did not pay me to post this.....I just felt like I needed to vindicate him somehow, before word spread that he was now a traveling!!!!...who was preaching the gospel on the rules of the little league in all the highways and byways...which....... in his current state of mind....would not surprise me one bit:) Lord help me!

Enough soap box for one day, don't ya think?




Anonymous said...

Working in the very North end of the mountain, I got to hear the Other Side of the meeting from Sunday. Let me say that I know the men at Ider, and I did not believe a word that I heard. I know that our guys have the best interest of the kids at heart, and not just "winning".

Deedra said...

This change does NOT sound like a fun process at all! Hang in there,...both of you!

Carrie said...

Thanks Deb. J has lost alot of sleep over this. They are trying to do what's right. Thanks for your support!

Anonymous said...

Carrie, you may not believe this because you have known my husband alot longer than I have (especially the high school days) and I know he was not known for being quite or shy. However he has never been one to talk on the phone, but now when the phone rings I just hand it to him because it is never for me. I have learned more about dixie youth baseball and now dd baseball than I ever needed to know just from listening while he is on the phone.

I agree with you 100% when you say that they are doing what is right for the kids. I also think they are thinking about the future of Ider baseball and not just the present. I have gained alot of respect for the men of our community and our neighboring town who stayed with us.

As for the draft, that makes me nervous also. Its funny how attached you can get to a group of kids so quickly and the thought of loosing even one of them makes me sad. I am just going to trust that things will work out.

Ok, I have to tell the truth. I don't want to loose any parents either. We have a wonderful group.

Tammy P

Cheryl said...

Oh my, I have been hearing a little about this situation. I'm sure our men have been trying to do what is best for the kids. This group is about the best group that I have seen in a long time. I am sick that there are some problems. Hoping that things will all work out for the best.

Anonymous said...

AMEN SISTERS!! I am so thankful for a group of Godly dad's that work so hard for our kid's and are such a good example. I can't say thanks enough! I am praying for this situation and will make the best out of whatever is to come!