Friday, April 3, 2009

Enjoying our time together!

So, these last few days have been a bit rough. Casey did so well, worked so very hard, and yet was released. It's so very frustrating and hard to imagine. He did so well. I don't want to brag but Casey deserves to be bragged about. Especially having to go through this, with no explanations. They said he did all he was asked to do and beyond, but yet there is no room...? He gave up 2 hits in his last 8 innings. Left Big League camp with a little above a 1 era. It really has felt like he has been invisible. He earned his way... but yet was released. This left nothing but frustration and confusion. Its was almost as though it was a bad bad joke, it so does not make sense.

But, we are reminded and encouraged again and again, God has a perfect plan for Casey and us. Obviously, there is a better path and God has something amazing in store for Casey. It too has reminded me what an amazing husband I have. He has dealt with all of this with such grace. He is such a consistent guy, so mellow, easy going, really just amazing! I am so lucky and grateful! He is so very strong and it is almost as though we are looking to him for strength and Casey is providing. Our hearts are broken for him and with him but he is okay. So, we will be patient and Casey is a reminder to us, to let God lead us. Whenever and Wherever.

I want it so badly for Casey. I want him to have just an opportunity. I want people to appreciate him and the player that he is. I want him to have people believing in him and encouraging him. I know this is my prayers, hopes, and wants. But again, I am looking upward and trusting in our faithful heavenly Father to lead us.

I have to admit though, it has been a fun few days together as a family! The joy that Ace has brought us. The gut giggles Casey and I have shared. We are enjoying and trusting in Him. We are so very blessed and grateful for what we have. Looking upward!

Happy Birthday Baby! Casey is 28 in a couple of hours! April 4th. We love you and are so very proud of you! We are so thankful for the husband and daddy that you are! You are our shining star! We love you! Happy 28th! Ha, I'm not older anymore! ;) xoxo

7 comments:

Ashley Barden said...

I am so bummed to hear that. It's a weird year, Casey is the 3rd guy we know who was released after having an amazing spring...I think it's a test of faith! We will be thinking of you & praying for great things! Happy Birthday Casey!

Bianca said...

Case, we love you and are SO proud of you! Keep up the hard work.

When the good Lord closes a window, He opens a door :)

Brianna said...

happy birthday casey! something bigger and better is waiting for you!

AJ and Katie Shappi said...

Jennie,
We are so sad to hear about Casey. AJ too was released after having an amazing Spring! We will be praying for you and your family that God will reveal His will to you as you seek Him.

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday Casey! Something better is on the horizon. Keep believin!

Rake said...

Happy Birthday Casey!

ugogurl said...

As always i am behind but none the less I wish Casey a sincere Happy Belated Birthday.

I am sorry about the release from the team. But I know this means that there is another door of opportunity opening already for you. God knows your heart and your passion and will bless that at the right time and the right place. This just wasnt it yet but great things are ahead for your entire family. Too much talent and drive and heart there not to succeed.

Hang in there. We love you guys!


Trisha