Friday, March 20, 2009

The Ball Field

Yesterday was nonstop busy. After working for 7 hours, Jordan and I headed to Belmont Heights Ball Park, one of the poorest places in town. You would have to know this because there housing looks nicer than most peoples. Anyway we arrived at the ball field and the kids were all over the place, it was organized chaos. As the 5-16 yr olds went through the baseball clinic that my bible study was putting on, I noticed no one was playing with the little girls and boys that weren't in the clinic. I met Kayla, JaMiah, Quan, Charles, and a few others. We played catch, football, and jump roped. The kids were having so much fun just playing on the side of the field. They couldn't stop smiling and laughing. I played with Kayla the most, she loved playing catch and really improved from when we started. When the clinic part was done they talked to them about Jesus. I noticed no one was talking to the kids I was playing with. I asked them if they heard about Jesus and they all said yes. We talked about it for a while and they were all smiles. When the baseball clinic was finally over I and I was handing out dinner, Kayla and her mom walked by and I said, "Hey Kayla" and her mother with a shocked look, smiled and said, "you remembered her name". After feeding about 150 kids we were cleaning up and all the kids were leaving, Kayla's mom said "Kayla there's your friend said bye!" Kayla smiled and waved! I had a great time there and I think we made a difference in that neighborhood, we just need to follow up. It was definitely an exhausting day but it was worth it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The quandry of a canine

Today I spent the day at my mothers. I went with her and my father on errands and when we came back to the house their dog, Tyler, was happy we were home and he was barking and looking for attention so I sat on the floor. As I called him he stopped barking and moved toward me. In the same moment my dad was crushing a can in the kitchen. When the crunch sound came Tyler turned his head and made the Tim Allen questioning grunt, "arroo?". Mom and I busted out laughing and dad said, well he's more like a little old man than I thought. It was more entertaining in person than it sounds, although lack of sleep adds to the hilarity.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hello World

Well I have been gone from the blogging world for many years. I noticed I have had many interesting things happen to me in these many years and have no notation of it anywhere. *2 hour span where my sister and I climbed trees and take pictures of us in midair* Anyway I've decided to document my life again, sometimes my friends live vicariously through me, when its interesting at least. Well that's enough for now I have to help my sister make bracelets and dodge waterbottles. Then I get to go home but I leave you with a parting shot.