Friday, March 27, 2009

"Released" into God's hands

Yesterday, Sean walked into the Astro's spring training facility ready to get treatment done on his injured oblique muscle. Sean has been battling his oblique being strained for the last two weeks. As he went to dress out for the day, he noticed his jersey was no longer hanging in his locker. At that point he know his time had just been cut short to play for the Houston Astros. The Astros decided that they wanted to allow some of their younger guys to have an opportunity and that there wasn't a spot for Sean. Therefore, he was released from the Astros . We felt a spectrum of emotions. From being shocked, frustrated, sad, angry, to excited knowing God is in full control and He will prevail. We began to see a different meaning to the word released. We felt that it wasn't fair, that they didn't even give Sean a opportunity to make a team. But after a lot of thinking and meditating, we realized that there is so much peace and joy in our God. He is our leader. He is in complete control of our lives, and find content in Him. He is the one who has allowed Sean to be released in his hands so that Sean and I can do BIG things for Him. We are excited to see what that plan looks like. Sean believes God has given him the talent to be a pitcher. He believes he can do it and do it well. Although it has affected Sean's pride, right now he feels more enabled than ever to succeed in baseball. Our plan right now is to return home to San Diego..( yes I am secretly real excited to come back home), Sean will continue to train and heal from his injury, I will try to get a 3 month contract with a hospital. But who knows, God might have a much different plan for us. Sean will then try out for teams in about 6 weeks. We believe that this release is a closed door with the Astros, but not a closed door to baseball. In the next few months we will be able to know more. Please continue to pray for us as we endure this exciting life. We appreciate all your emails, texts and phone calls. We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received. My sister sent us a verse that we loved! 
It is Proverbs 19:21
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."
We love all of you and will be seeing many of you soon.

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