Friday was an incredibly exciting day for our family as we watched from the sidelines as my oldest son signed on the dotted line to begin his dream job. Riley was drafted by the Houston Astros, 79th overall, in this years MLB draft. If you have been reading along you already know all this but for the sake of documenting this exciting day this post is a little about Riley’s journey.
In January I needed Riley to sign some paperwork and we met in Waco for dinner. At the end of our visit I was just overwhelmed by how much he had grown up in the past several years away at college and I said to him “Bud, how does it feel knowing that in just a few short months your dream may come true?”. His reply shocked me a little when he said “Mom, it has been my job for so long it doesn’t even feel like a dream anymore”.
I am so grateful today. Grateful Riley was given such an amazing gift and grateful he realized at some point it wasn’t free.
I really do believe that every piece of this story has fallen right into place just the way God planned it. The adversity Riley faced along the way had the potential to derail him and send him along another path but the right people continued to be placed into his life at just the right time to lead him, mentor him, support him and sometimes just love him.
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