Monday, December 19, 2011

baseball & feelings

life. it keeps things interesting!

on Friday stone got an important call
he was invited to the Phillies major league spring training
which is great! and exciting and something that will help further his career a whooole lot
i am very proud and happy for him.
he's a pretty cute baseballer!

 but to say i didn't feel sad too?
well that would be a lie.

because i already knew what it meant
he will have to leave one month earlier now
the first week of February.
and well, when your boyfriend is only home for 5 months out of the year, that's kind of hard.
for anyone i would think.

and so while telling a friend at work she said something that just made me stop right in my tracks.
she told me to not worry...God is in control. he's driving the bus here

and as soon as she said that i felt so much comfort.
i need to remember that.
i need to really work to remember that.
every. single. day.

so congrats to my stone
we are so very proud of you!
and i can't wait to see what God has in store for him this season :)

32 comments:

Lauren said...

I'm so sorry he has to leave sooner than you anticipated but that is so exciting for him! :) I bet you're so proud! Do you get to go to many of his games?! I think your friend is right! Letting god take the lead makes things so much easier!
xo

Bethany said...

Congrats!! (I tried to post once and it didn't go through so I'm going to try again and apologize if you get a duplicate!) I know what you're going through [kind of]. My hubby is a firefighter and 3 nights a week he isn't home. So, if you think about it, I spend a little under half a year by myself. I spend so much time thinking, "What am I going to do when we have kids? What if we have twins? He won't be home to help!" But, then I remember that God gave him to me for a reason and that He wouldn't have if He didn't believe I was strong enough to handle it. So, stay strong, get iPhones and FACETIME as much as possible, and if nothing else it will be great love making when he gets home! :))

Lauren said...

If you trust God as he takes him away from you now, he gives back in blessings that are far better, unexplainable. He is faithful and always provides. This is huge for his career so happy for you guys!

Katie said...

awww! how sweet. I love that quote..so very true. Congrats to him! I know you guys can make it thru :)

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

I'm so proud of Austin! Just remember - you always have a place to crash and someone to hang out with when you come visit him. I'm sure Austin will love you even more for being so supportive of his baseball. It can only make you stronger! :)

katOUT said...

Congratulations to Austin! He has many fans in CT rooting for him!

Brooke said...

I just love this. How sweet. And remember that God is always in control and you have your blogger girlfriends to give you strength!

amy said...

Thinking about you, I know it's hard!!

wildchild said...

we've already talked on twitter, but i feel for you, baby girl. but that lady from work is right- it is under god's control. it sucks and it hurts and it's lonely, but think of what this can mean for him, and for you too! just soak up this time now :)

Shalyn said...

This is awesome Chelsea! I am so excited for y'all! And I completely get what you mean though. Your friend is right, GOD is in control and just think...if you get lonely...you can always hop on a plane and come visit me, and I can do the same! :) We are here for you love! Stay strong! I have no doubt that Austin loves you unconditionally and that he's doing this for YOU too. Love you so much girl! Can't wait to meet you! MUAH!

Nicole said...

I know what a big deal it is to be called up to the majors... a hug congrats to him and all his hard work! I believe God has a plan for all of us and I have faith He knows what is best for us (even if at the time we don't for ourselves) Stay strong girl and keep your happy outlook that we have come to know and love from your blog!

Ashley Donald said...

Congratulations to your man! I've only ever bought 1 baseball shirt in my life, and it was a Phillies shirt!

Long distance is so hard, I feel your pain.

Ashley said...

I know news like this has definitely got to me bittersweet, but I'm sure it'll all be worth it for you guys! Keep that positive outlook and you'll be fine :) Everything happens for a reason, girl! I'm sure this will be great for you BOTH!

Nicole said...

He indeed is in control! And that's the most comforting thing of it all - that His hand is on your life and everything is under His watchful eye! Congrats to Stone!

Ashley Slater said...

so glad you are being positive--- I know its hard and I just hate it for you guys :( I think Austin knows how LUCKY he is to have you though, righhhhhht??!!!!!

well if not he should read this comment: Chels is a smokin' hot SMOKESHOW so... while you are away and missing her too remember to try and make her feel so so loved from far away. Stay connected, because gosh, one day you are going to make some adorable babies. :)

love you! --->>>(um, that part was to chelsea, not you austin!)

Rissy said...

you have a very smart co-worker my dear!

and you know what this means??? BLATE in Pennsylvania!!!!

just the nature of the baseball beast huh?

well I give you a lot of credit girlie. You do an awesome job of surrounding yourself with friends during the season and being a fab girlfriend.

And you know we're all here for you : )

Elissa said...

Chelsea it speaks volumes of the strength of your relationship that as hard as it is y'all make it work!

It is so exciting the journey that y'all are on together!

Annamarie said...

Congratulations to him! And your friend is completely right. You have no idea what you can do until you are right there in the moment.

God would NEVER give you something you couldn't handle and I live by that everyday.

Ashlee said...

Wow! That is awesome! Congradulations Stone!! That is so cool and such an accomplishment!

I know it is sad for you and it will be hard. But your friend is totally right, God is in Control of all. He knows what is right for you and what is right for Stone. It appears to me that all of this separation will only make your relationship stronger and in the future draw you closer together. :)

Stay Strong and Be Happy!!

-Ashlee Michelle

Katie said...

Congrats to your man!!! My boy is still playing college, in hopes of being drafted this spring, so I know what a big accomplishment this is to you and your boy. I wish him the best of luck, and you too! I know you are sad that it will mean less time with him, but he is now one step closer to reaching his dream and you get to be the support system the whole way there! I follow some baseball blogs, and their stories are awesome! If you want the links to see how these women do it, I would be happy to share!

Young and Fabulous said...

your co-worker is SO right :-) And just think...absence makes the heart grow fonder! This is an opportunity for cutsie love letters, fun picture texts that say i miss you, and surprise road trip visits!

All will be good my love :-) You're So strong!! and we are all here for you!

love you!
xoxox

Young and Fabulous said...

oh and CONGRATS TO STONE!!! that is AMAZING! :-)

Sarah said...

How exciting for your man!! That's such an amazing opportunity! I don't really know you very well but from reading your blog it sounds like you guys have a great relationship so I'm sure you'll get through it just fine :)

Jessica Wray said...

How exciting! He is lucky to have such a supportive girlfriend :)

Rebecca said...

My friend was married to a minor league player and she got to travel all over with him! Theyre in Arizona now and she loves it! =]

Cori H. said...

Congrats to your man! It's totally normal to feel sad even when you're so excited for him. Also, thank you for reminding me that God is always in control. I'm in a long distance relationship also, and it's TOUGH! But when you love each other so much, you just make it work! :)

jayme said...

so john and i only have 5 weekends to make it to atlanta for us to double date!? (meaning you and me to hit it off and stone and john to fall in love too!!)

thinking of you all and knowing god is in control. he's got a plan for y'all :)

xxoo

Anna H said...

That is such an amazing accomplishment for Stone! It will be harder for you to lose him one month sooner, but I think it's worth it for Stone to be able to pursue his dreams. There's nothing worse than someone giving up on their dreams because it wouldn't be convenient. Life isn't convenient, but it's worth it. And your friend is so right - God is in control, and he knows what's best for you and Stone. He will make sure it all works out in the end. You just have to enjoy the ride.

Erin said...

That is so awesome! I'm planning a trip to spring training this year! I will totally root for him! It is sad too because you want to be with him, but this might be his big shot. I wish both of you the best of luck in this stressful and trying time. The payoff can be sweet though! Hang in there girl!

Sarah said...

Girl, I feel your pain. I have such a love/hate relationship with the baseball part of my boyfriend! I hate that it steals him from me for not only college, but summer ball too. Even though I love watching him play more than anything. What a great opportunity for Stone! I can't wait to hear what happens!

Pamela said...

Letting God take the lead & control of everything is the best thing to do! I am so sorry that he has leave even earlier though :( That is exciting for him! I hope you are able to go visit him & watch him play? You've got tons of friends on here who are always there for you!! :)

Kathy S said...

Congrats to him. But I can't believe how disappointing it must be for you. Just think though, it'll be worth it in the long run.