Thursday, March 6, 2008

What's in a name?

For the few of you that have been faithful DRRF readers from its beginnings you will remember that this is actually the second home to my blog. The first and original blog was deleted (see explanation here) and with that I realize that I lost the explanation as to how my blog got its name Deep Rolling Right Field. Since it is a rainy Thursday, I'm not up for much deep thought and I'm still mourning the fact that the memory card on my camera with some super cute pictures of my boys decided to rewrite (read- unwrite) itself, I decided this might be a fun and easy post.

I played softball for years. Actually, I was on softball teams for years and was always pretty terrible. I sure tried hard, but it just was not my passion nor my skill set. Lets just say hand eye coordination was not something the Lord chose to bless me with, even to this day I struggle with clumsiness thanks to my eyes/brain not communicating with my hands. As a result, I was typically assigned to a position on the field that I have since dubbed "deep rolling right field"...way, way, way out there where you can't do a lot of harm. A great place for thinking, watching the game, and on rare occasion fielding a dribbling ball that slipped past the infielders. I have some great memories from my days in my tight knicker-like pants, pounding my glove, chanting for my team-mates and basically watching the game.

These days my life is about as far as I could get from deep rolling right field. Its busy, I'm caught in the action and my teammates (especially RRL, KJ, and C) depend on the fact that I'm actually in the game ALL THE TIME. So I created this blogspot to step back into my little quiet place of observation. Every now and then I like to pause, reflect, and share. Because these thoughts are about the game I'm currently observing, you are likely to mostly see stories about my little boys, my life as a minister's wife and occasionally some thoughts about the bigger world around me. All of the thoughts come through the lens of where I stand right now: in my role as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a part-time employee, and especially as someone anticipating the Lord's return. I find that these moments I spend writing about my family and reflecting on my life tend to bring me to a place of thanksgiving and pure delight. The Lord has richly blessed me. That by no means should indicate to you that I've got it all figured out or that my life is easy (heavens, I have two boys under 2). In fact, quite the opposite is true. My life often feels like it is spinning out of control. Here, though, I can reflect on the good and rich life that the Lord has placed me in. From this position on the field, I'd say this is a pretty sweet game I'm getting to play!

So there you have it, DEEP ROLLING RIGHT FIELD defined. As a glimpse of what you'll continue to see on this small piece of the world wide web, I'll leave you with this:

I love putting similar pictures of KJ side-by-side to see his development. He has always loved books and I love these two photos:



tara said...

I love that little boy - I could just eat him up!

Jaime said...

Has Harvard called yet? :-) What a smarty!! And a cute one to boot!!

Jamie said...

That particular pesto recipe is part of a pesto salmon recipe, but I've use it for pizza and a three pepper pasta with pesto and shrimp meal I make often.

Giggi said...

Love your softball story. Hey, if you knew what to do with the ball after you fielded it, you are wayyyy ahead of me!!! Precious pictures of your little readers! Can't start 'em too early! Love ya!