Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

We are on the bus heading to Bowie, Maryland, our last stop of this tour leg. We just left Williamsport, Pa, where we played last night. We had a great crowd our second largest yet on tour. It was so much fun looking out and seeing the stands filled with so much pink! Lots of campers from our Williamsport camp we had last fall, turned out to support Team USA! Thanks for all your love and cheers! We look forward to going back for another camp this upcoming fall! We had a blast at the Lazorka House, Jeremy who is the manager for Arizona Softball and his so sweet family! We were able to get away in the country, ride 4 wheelers, eat some yummy home cooked food, see day old kittens, and just lay on the couch! Thank you Lazorka family for giving us a home away from home and your sweet genuine hospitality, we enjoyed the visit!

Life from the bus is pretty low key most the time. Lots of z's, movies, games, phone calls and etc. These last few days sadly I have been with out my Ace, due to the crazy long bus trips. Its so tough being away, I try to rest up and get caught up with things, however I think its almost worse without Ace as far as sleeping goes! Its been fun to have Bustos back as my roomie though. Ace has been down in Louisiana with the Daigles loving the ranch life! Riding horses, mooing at the cows, riding the 4 wheeler, enjoying family and even got his first gator! As tough as it is to be away, we are blessed with the support of our families helping us get through this year. There is no way we could pull this off with out them, Thank you!


We are looking forward to spending Mother's Day as a family... All three of us! We have a few a days off. Its nice to be able to escape for a few days enjoy our family and just be a wife and son cheering on Dad.

Thank you to Casey for giving me the most incredible gift of my life... Motherhood and our Ace! I absolutely whole heartedly LOVE being a mom! Its been the greatest gift! This love is an unexplainable love... I thank God for this gift!

We are so blessed and grateful to all the many moms in our life! You all have and continue to brighten and enrich our world in so many ways! I am so blessed to have my amazing grandmothers who have inspired and have been such incredible examples for me still in my life today. I'm forever grateful. And to my Mom, I can't thank you enough for the love you have given to me and all you have been in my life. Thank you for giving me all of you still to this day! I hope and pray to be able to give what you have given me and been to me to Ace. We have a special unconditional and unbreakable bond. I love you!

To Lisa and Stacey my teammate moms, I want to wish you a special Mother's Day!!! Coach Johns you too... Thanks for all you do and sacrifice to be with us! You are all greatly appreciated! Its been so fun exploring this incredible journey with you! You guys are amazing!

Mothers are angels, a gift from above! Let's lift them up and show them our appreciation not only on Mother's Day but each and everyday! To all the Moms out there, Thank You!!!


Susannahjb said...

Ya'll played good yesterday in Bowie. I had front row seats behind the dugout, it was pretty cool seeing all you girls in person. I didn't get anyone's autograph, but I'm planning on going to the game in Salem, next time.

Keep up the good work, and hope you have a nice, relaxing Mother's Day!

Anonymous said...

i was in the front seats at willamsport. i was with my travel ball team [PA Alellycats you did great and i wish i got your autograph after the game but the line was really long!! but i got other people that i am a fan of. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! and let the lord bless you and your family

The Barber Bunch said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Just found your Blog. Can't wait to go along for the ride with you!!


prentice66 said...

Saw you in Rochester on Mothers Day. You where great to my daughter signing a ball and taking a pic. It sure is nice when a kids idol turns out to be everything they hoped for. Thank you for being so nice to my daughter.

Danny said...

What's up Jennie. You all have been doing a great job, so keep it up! I'm proud of all of you, especially my girl Caitlyn. How can I get a chance to really talk to her anyway? You girls are always on the move!

ben said...

Ms. Finch,
You have continued to be a good role model. I appreciate that as a father of two young girls. I have a questions to ask about a former coach of yours in your early years. My father was a coach of yours (crusiers) in your early softball career. He has always had positive things to say about you and your family. I have a question to ask of you. It is not odd or strange. If you remember my father, you will know that it is not an improper question or anything. If you could respond by email I would appreciate it. Thanks

hunter4life said...

I meant to spell Caitlin, not Caitlyn! SORRY!!!!! Have her send me an email. I sent her sister an email at school and need to know if she got it.

Dana said...

Hi Jennie, I am a fan of yours and I just went to your game on thursday night!! It was so fun, too bad you didn't play though, I would LOVE to see you again in Stockton Calif.! If you can remember me, I am one of the people who asked you to sign my glove, I got a Finch glove for my softball games! We started in late February and it ends on the 31st of may! i think it is really cool that you can sign you atograph and take pictures at the same time! I also purchased a pink headband, I would have got a red one but they were all sold out because they were the color you wear! Say hi to Cat for me! it would be really cool if you responded to this but I know you, always busy! lol, ttyl
-your biggest fan! :D

softballmom6 said...

hi jennie, just wanted to thank you for being such a great role model for girls. my daughter is 11 years old and loves you ! she is the pitcher for her team, they call her little jennie finch ! i wish you the best of luck.

Erin said...

We were so glad to see you pitch in Prescott, AZ over Memorial Day weekend. My daughters and their friends took in so much information watching all the they threw the ball, catching, pitching, hitting. We were so glad to be able to see Team USA play.

Anonymous said...

omigosh jennie i luv u! ur the best pitcher! u and cat r my fav! thanx 4 bing a great role model 4 me and my little sis. we really appreciate your career and what u do.