Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Life can be full of disappointment and when your child is going through it, it hurts a Momma's heart. 

You may have read about Bub here.

Just like his Daddy!!

 Well, unfortunately, his thumb is fractured. So he is out of baseball and playing drums for a month. He is funny, goofy, always cutting up and usually goes with the flow. But this has really bummed him out. He LOVE LOVES baseball and he was so excited about the opportunity to play Varsity. He has worked very hard to get where he is and now this has happened. 

I didn't really think about him being so bummed out over it at first. But, when he said, Mom, "you just don't know how it feels." That made me realize that this rough and tumble boy, is not as tough as he lets on. I felt a lump in my throat, because I felt so bad for him and that I didn't think of how disappointed he would be if it were fractured and he couldn't play. 

We had a talk, about everything happens for a reason, God has this in His plan. We don't understand it and we may never know why. But we know it is for our good and His glory. 

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, 
 to them who are the called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

In our lives we face heartache, disappointment and defeat. But, we don't have to let it rule our lives or put us in a pit. Our trials are to make us stronger and to help us grow closer to our Heavenly Father. The enemy wants nothing more than to destroy us and to rob us of our joy. I am praying that Bub will remain strong, grow in his faith and that he will never give in to the wiles of the enemy. 

I do want to PRAISE THE LORD over his thumb!! He just has to wear a brace, not a cast, and it was fractured in such a way that no surgery is needed. So for all that we are very thankful. We are also thankful that his Coach is allowing him to be part of practices (other than any impact with his hand) and he gets to dress out for Varsity games. I think it will be good for Bub that he is still part of that team and hopefully other players will see something in him that is different. Praying God will use this in a way that only HE can!!!


Ann said...

Oh, man!!! That is a bummer for your son! I understand feeling your child's pain, though! It is very hard to witness and not fix the problem. I'm praying also that your talk with him can have an impact on his response when friends and teammates are interacting with him!

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Tammy said...

Oh, wow! That is *so* tough. I have baseball lovers in my house, too. Unfortunately, because of our small town, there too old for teams now. :( But, wow, hugs for your young man!!!