Thursday, March 29, 2012

stepping up

Today is Ian's 4th grade play/musical at school.  They are doing some sort of tribute to American Rock and Roll and he's playing Elvis lol.  He's got the one piece jump suit, the big wig and the hips lol.  My parents and my wife's parents are in town to watch this, it should be a real hoot!

I was planning on not coaching baseball again this year, due to a very hectic schedule and the conlict caused by so many practices and games from now until early July.  It was a tough decision to come to because I really enjoy coaching, and working with the boys.  Well at Saturday's spring camp, they still didn't have any dads committed to being head coaches and assistant coaches.  Long story short, the guy who stepped up and bailed me out with YMCA basketball this past season stepped to coach a baseball team and I couldn't leave him hanging.  So, I'm coaching again lol.  Only two of us from the past two seasons are left at this level, the rest of the coaches have never coached before.  So, I just couldn't not step up.  Good news:  I LOVE coaching ball.  Challenge: crazy calendar season again lol. 

If the bank job comes through, my schedule will actually lighten because I won't be doing real estate in the evenings and weekends, and I won't have all the extra meetings, events and so forth associated with the chamber of commerce job I have now.  I'm awaiting a call either today or tomorrow according to an email I got from the bank Monday.  I've done well at not fretting, or even thinking about it a whole lot.  Being busy help with that lol.  Praying for God's will and the strength to acccept whatever happens helps too lol.  It's good to know that God has a plan for me.  Any plan of God's is good enough for this sober alcoholic.  It has taken me years to come to the point where I can have this attitude.  I'm grateful today to have that level of faith and serenity.


Lulu said...

I love your faith! "Any plan of God's is good enough for this sober alcholic". Slowly, I have begun to trust that there is such a plan but I can't seem to get myself out of the way. I'm always falling all over the place, trying to control my career path.... but, um, not really getting anywhere. Just standing still and obsessing over which way to go. So exhausting! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. Maybe there is hope for me yet...

October O Nine said...

I love this post. It is so timely for me as I have come to realize how much I have pushed back against so many plans that my HP has me. I am literally exhausted. And so relieved because, thanks to my new sponsor and posts like these, I'm learning that surrender is the easier way.

Thanks for sharing! I hope you and your family (And Ian!) enjoyed the play!


Syd said...

LOL on Ian. I would like to see a photo of that. God does have a plan for you.