Friday, January 20, 2017

BIG DAY 1, 2, 3

Yep, I watched it and as soon as it was over I turned off the television. Who needs a group of media specialists telling us what we just saw? I watched it...don't need you to add your twist, your approval or your disapproval. This was a great day for some, horrific day for others but many of us will wait and see where we go from here. My guess is there will be changes but nothing that prevents the sun from coming up tomorrow. I am not a politically out spoken person. To be frank, I have very little trust or hope in any of the political establishment. When I vote it is based on issues not parties. When I am around the ranting and raving of people who deem themselves political giants I mostly listen, or walk away if I can't take it any more. ;-)

What I do know is we have a 45th president of the United States of America. He is not perfect and he will not make or break this country. We need to pray for him, his staff, his family and all he will have to work with to make our government run. Pray for his success. Failure of a president means the ship goes down people...and we are ALL ON THE SHIP!!!

On a complete side note, our new First Lady looked elegant today!

One more thought, what do you think the Obamas said when the door on the helicopter closed? I think it was something like, "Hallelujah, that's over!"


Three girls from the EGA Maroon 01 soccer team are on a college visit at Auburn University today. Reagan's itinerary includes meeting all kinds of coaches, soccer facility tour, sports dietitian, academic counselor, dorm tour, campus tour and staying with a student athlete host (overnight I think). The Tigers women's soccer finished ninth in the nation this year so getting an invitation for an unofficial visit is huge! In case you are wondering what exactly this means for Reagan, it's hard to know. This trip gives her the chance to see if going so far away is really something she could handle, which is why mom and dad stayed home. Doing something a little uncomfortable far away is a good growing opportunity for her. She will see how the coaches and players interact which also helps her know if she is a fit at AU. The coaches have seen her play on several occasions but now they get to see if she can add something to their program. There is no talk of scholarships and there are no promises made. It's a two-sided interview and hopefully all parties leave with more answers than questions. Tomorrow Reagan and her two teammates will attend a prospect ID camp. 
 My prayer for Reagan is that God will allow her to see past the bells and whistles of recruitment and gain wisdom towards her academic and athletic decision. Come home safely sweet child.

As I am writing this blog post this picture was sent to me. Hmm, this game room looks like a great recruiting tool. I see skee ball in the background...I love skee ball!!


Sadly, when she got back to class her teacher was mad at her for missing class. Hmm, maybe they shouldn't allow kids to give blood durning school hours (at the school blood drive) if teachers are not going to support the effort. Anyway, I am proud of her for giving such a precious gift. 

We all can do something to make this world a better place. Not everyone can give blood just like not everyone can donate $10,000 to an Anti-Human Trafficking organization but we ALL can do something. Some people like to hold babies in the hospital or drive kids to school or pray faithfully. Find your thing and do it with passion and reap the benefits of joy. Thank you Emma for donating blood to help those in need. You may have saved a life today.

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