I was a single parent of four beautiful children. I had put myself through college and graduated in 2002. Now it was early winter of 2005. I had been cancer free almost five years now. My children were 14, 9, 3 and 1. My two youngest daugthers were miracle babies. I was working and minding my own business.
That is when I met my second husband. I had resigned myself to being single and just moving through life working and raising my kids. Doing all those Mom things you do with them, like gymnastics, soccer and even baseball. Driving my green minivan and toting their friends to scouts and just enjoying being a Mom.
Well clearly God had a different plan for me. My son joined KLL Baseball and low and behold early March of 2005 his coach was a man I went to school with but didn’t know well. During the course of practices Coach Tony and I would visit. He would often take the time to talk with me and his son and my son were a year apart in school and we found that we had a lot in common. After practice chats, turned into emails, then into texting and late night chats.
Eh, I thought he was cute, definitely charismatic, great with the kids on the team and funny. Didn’t put much thought into it past that. I was focusing on myself and being a Mom. Not to mention, I hadn’t had much luck dating so I was freaked out about everything!
After asking me out a few times, I finally worked up the courage to say yet to coach Tony! I was so excited but nervous at the same time. I had to ask my good friend, Gerry, to come with me!! Our first date was at the ballpark watching adult softball league games. This begun our short whirlwind of dating, with a marriage proposal in May 2005. I fell head over heals in love with this man!
Fast forward thirteen years, 3 graduations, two grandkids and many years of love later! Thankfully God’s plan was much bigger and busier than mine! We have been through many ups and downs. What is important to me is that at the end of each day, we love each other and I cherish our relationship despite those ups and downs.