as my husband and i sat on our front porch at lunch and discussed the activities of our day, we watched our baby play. it was so delightful to see him enjoying the beautiful weather on such a lovely day. there was a lot that was going to happen in this day so we turned our thoughts back to what we both had to accomplish. our oldest son had a baseball game right after school and he was pitching. so, i wanted to make sure that i was able to go to that. usually aaron makes sure he gets off work early enough to make it to Josiah's games too. but today, the game was too far away for him to be able to get there and make it to an after-work business-client evening at the local minor league baseball game that he needed to attend. an air-conditioned suite with all you can eat food and drinks and a great view of the ballpark sounded more like fun than business to me, which was kind of the point of the meeting.
he had told me about this meeting a few days prior and asked me if i wanted to go because the other men who were going to be there were bringing their wives. i thought, "sure, i'd love to. i love baseball and i love being with my husband and i would like to be with him in an environment where he is around people that he does business with on a regular basis. i would like to meet them and see what they are like. i'd love to go be by your side." so, i told him i would like to go. he seemed pleased at the time and told his boss, who was paying for the evening, that we would both be able to come.
but, yesterday, as we were discussing how we were going to be able to make both of these things happen in the same day, he looked at me and said, "i don't think you are going to be able to go to Josiah's game and still make it to my meeting."
"because we need to dress somewhat nice."
"what does that have to do with anything?"
"well, if you go to Josiah's game and it is windy?"
i smiled. i understood where he was going. he did not want me showing up at his meeting like i just got out of a dirty windstorm when everyone else was going to be looking like they just came from a business day. he wanted me to look nice too.
but, i did not want to miss josiah's game. it was the last game of the year that he was going to be pitching and i wanted to be there. i know he really likes it when we are there. i knew that i could make both things happen and i was determined to do so.
after lunch, he left to go back to work. i told him i would see how the rest of my day goes and i would decide if i would try to make it to josiah's game or not. he was hoping that i would just not go. i had a lot of things to do to be able to make everything work out for this day. i determined i could do it.
i got myself ready to go as if i was just going to aaron's business meeting, making myself look appropriate and hoping that he would be pleased. i thought of the Scripture in Proverbs 12:4, "A virtuous and worthy wife is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is rottenness to his bones." i did not want to be rottenness, i wanted to be a crowning joy. so, i packed up everything that i used to get myself ready to go in my purse, just in case there was a dirty windstorm at josiah's game, and headed to the town his game was being played at. i got there and watched josiah pitch great. they won 11-6. then, i went to my van to check myself out to see what i looked like. how much damage had the dirty wind caused me?
well, a little. so, i pulled the bathroom sink out of my purse and did a little magic. then, i headed over to baseball game number two. i met aaron at the front gate. i had made it and i hope that he was pleased with how i looked and was proud to have me by his side.
we headed up to the suite and i met his business friends, a lawyer, a top realtor, the president of the bank and their wives, of course. we ate. we talked. we watched some of the game. i listened to people talk about their lives, their children, and the events going on in their businesses. it was very enjoyable.
at one point, while aaron was talking to some of the men, i was sitting in the box seats and actually watching the game. but, my mind was on the events of the day and the evening going on. i sat there and thought how wonderful that my life was and how much that God has blessed our lives. what was going on right then was Proverbs 31:23, "Her husband is known in the city's gates, when he sits among the elders of the land." God was moving in our lives to set us in the proper places to be that shining light in the darkness and He was promoting us, using my husband to anchor a spot for Jesus in the businesses of this small part of our world. the lawyer, the realtor, and the president of the bank may not know it but God is moving in and amongst them on a weekly basis through His appointed child.
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