Baseball Blessings

As of late I feel like I have been in a perpetual out-of-body experience. More often than not I catch myself looking at my life from an outsider’s perspective – something that has made me realize how blessed I am.
Everyone in life has different wants, needs and desires, but intrinsically, our needs are very basic. I have a roof over my head, clothes on my back and enough food to never go hungry. With all that I do have, there is no room for complaining. Aside from all the tangible essentials in my life, I have numerous intangibles, the most important of these being love.
I recently read a quote by Leo Buscaglia that says, “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” I feel this quote to be one of the greatest truths. While David and I don’t have all of our “wants” and “desires,” (albeit we have most!) we have our needs in surplus and more importantly we have each other’s love. Knowing that we have such great love and respect for one another and families that are nothing short of amazing, makes for one blessed life if you ask me!
Then there is baseball. Aside from all that we have to be grateful for off the field, we have nearly as much on the field. We wake up every morning knowing how blessed we are that David gets another day to do what he loves – something that few people can say. As with any sport, it is unknown how long he will have this opportunity or whether the time will come for him to play at the major league level one day, but regardless of what lies ahead, we thank God every day for the abundance of gifts afforded to us.
Truthfully, there is a lot that is not ideal about this lifestyle and it is definitely an extreme way to live by most standards. Nonetheless, this is our life now; it has been for quite some time and if all goes well, it will be for a multitude of years to come. No matter how unsteady the road has been up until this point or what the future holds, I will always support David in his dreams. We “desire” that he become a big leaguer with great success and a long career, but there is no way of knowing if our desires will ever come to fruition. My outlook right now however, is that I need to be as supportive as I can, so that David may one day reach his highest aspirations. I reason that if I help him succeed then I succeed and subsequently WE succeed. There is nothing more gratifying to me than knowing that my husband is happy and that I am a big part of that happiness. I will never lose sight of how blessed we are, regardless of what lies ahead.

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    tom bello

    July 26, 2012

    Camille,
    Your story is so pure and honest and true that I can imagine many people not being able to grasp the “unconditional” love you have for your husband (and the willingness to stand beside him) as he chases and lives out HIS dream. Notice I said “beside” him and not behind him … Most people believe that BEHIND every successful man is a …etc etc …. but, you are putting a modern day twist on an old tradition like none other. I sincerely hope that David fully understands how blessed he is to have his beautiful, loving wife at his side while he lives out his dream. It’s a testimony to how strong you are as a person that allows you to embrace this journey together. I’m sure there must be days when you say to yourself “what the heck am I doing here?”, but hopefully those are fleeting moments and the big picture quickly prevails. I love reading your posts and I hope when you have enough written, you bundle them all together and go see a publisher to put the book out. We have to work on a great name for it … 🙂 ….. peace and love always.

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      Baseball Serendipity

      July 26, 2012

      Thank you so much Tom! Your comments always bring a smile to my face. 🙂 You 100% grasp what I am about and why I even started a blog in the first place! Thank you for your comments as always.

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