On a completely different story my heart has been hugely burdened by a story that is currently going on. It seems that a former pitching coach that Melody had for 3 years has been arrested in a sexual molestation case. Melody played travel softball for years, and spent a few of them pitching. To pitch at that level usually requires a personal pitching coach, and hundreds of girls over the years have gone to this man for lessons. We knew him on a much more personal level as well as we had been to their home for dinner on a few occasions and and he and my hubby both went to Nebraska and had that bond together even though he is seven years older than my husband.. They traveled together to Nebraska once for a football game and had a wonderful time. I guess I am just in shock. His bail is set at 2 million dollars and there are 15 counts against him. No one seems to be certain if all of these counts came from one girl or a few. They did say the girls (as in plural) were between the ages of 14 and 16. Which again seems to indicate more than one. But I have heard many rumors (which of course always fly around) that it is only 1 girl. I am just so sad for everyone involved. I wish I could say that I have faith in a justice system that will get to the bottom of this and that if he is indeed guilty he will be locked up where he needs to be. And if he is not? How can it possibly be that we live in a society where someone could possibly make something like this up? But some are saying this girl was dropped by him (he has dropped many girls over the years as he only took the best as there were so many who wanted to use him) and she and her family are seeking revenge. I guess I shouldn't judge. I don't know the facts. But i just can't believe anyone could or would do such a thing. The whole thing is just so sad. What a fallen, wayward world we live in.
I should probably put these stories in separate posts as they are soo unrelated and long, but I won't have any more opportunities between now and Sun so sorry, they are all going in one, haha. I personally have such a hard time with LONG random posts. Not because I don't enjoy reading them etc., but because I have soo much to comment on I can't remember everything, or make my comment to long. Hope I haven't done that to any of you. I also feel sometimes that maybe I make my posts too personal and share too many emotions and situations. But I guess it is just the way I am. Plus, if you REALLY knew all I DON'T share, haha, you would know it is really not that bad.
Melody recently had Sam's picture taken professionally for the first time. She has been waiting (somewhat patiently haha) for weeks to get them back. She finally did. They are quite darling so I want to share them with you. He is 6 months old in these pictures.
|LOVE THIS AT HIS PARENTS FEET....|
|SUCH A PERSONALITY!|
|LOOK AT THOSE ROSIE CHEEKS!!|
|THIS ONE WASN'T PROFESSIONAL OF COURSE BUT SHE TOLD ME HE WAS JUST OBSESSED BY THIS TUB ONE MORNING SO SHE FINALLY LET HIM GET IN IT....HE WAS JUST GLEEFUL SHE SAID....SILLY BOY!|
I am excited for her to celebrate her first mother's day, but I do wish she was here so she could celebrate it with me too! : ( Does that sound whiny? On the other hand it will probably be a difficult one for Larissa, and my heart is still heavy for her. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and encouragement and prayers about this. I appreciate it more than you know. We are still firming up our plans for mother's day, but whatever we settle on I am really looking forward to it.
I am wishing all you moms and grandmas and special Auntie's and loving women a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Mother's day. May your day be full of joy!