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Jamie still hasn’t used the “R” word, but he is home and not in another city with a baseball team. While it’s an adjustment having Daddy home all of the time, we are definitely getting used to it. I have come to rely on Jamie to help around the house and with the kids in a day-in and day-out kind of way, like those few months they are home in the offseason. I have to say I miss baseball more than he does! It’s so strange and difficult having free time now. I know it sounds odd, but imagine for 25+ years my calendar had a baseball schedule as the foundation of 8 months out of the year! Seeing “empty” days now is an adjustment to how to get projects done with Dad home. Happy he has golf, his new garden, and Moyer Foundation work to keep him occupied so I can get the day-to-day things done.
“Retirement” means that Dad will get to be home for some very important life events in our family this June. We have high school graduation for our oldest daughter, college graduation and MLB draft for our oldest son, Summer Camps for our four youngest kids and a mission trip to Africa with our 16 year old. It is a tradition in our family that I take our children on a mission trip when they turn 16 years old. The calendar will get filled without a MLB game schedule (well at least for Dad for now).
This past month we witnessed a terrible tragedy in Oklahoma. Spouses in Sports was happy to help a fellow spouse and her husband in their efforts to raise much-needed funds for their home state. Ashleigh Fields, and her husband Josh Fields from the Phillies, set up a fund to benefit the victims of the May, 2013 Oklahoma tornado. We support their efforts and so many others working to help Oklahoma recover. The strengths of so many shine through the darkness! If any spouses out there ever need the help of SiS in a charitable cause like this, please contact us! We are here for you!
Sending wishes for a wonderful start to your summer adventures!
Karen Phelps Moyer