July 31, 2014

Recap of the Craziest Week of our Lives

Well it happened.  That thing that just thinking about has given me anxiety from the beginning our our baseball journey.  And it happened without any tears (other than happy tears) and without an emotional breakdown.  And for that I am very proud of myself.

Chris got promoted to the Giants' AA team which is in Richmond, Virginia!!

Since the team flew Chris out immediately, that leaves me to pack up all our things and get the car to Virginia, but I'm well on my way! I'm writing this from Oklahoma and hope to be in Mississippi tomorrow!!

So here is the rundown:

Chris was told Monday night that he was being promoted to AA in Richmond, Virginia.

He immediately tried to call me, but since it was during an away game and I wasn't there, I didn't have my phone by me or on loud.  When he couldn't get me on the phone, he had the genius idea of sending an alarm to my phone through Find My Iphone (if you don't have this app you need it).  Other than the fact that it scared me to death and I of course immediately thought my husband was in the hospital, it was great.

So he tells me he is being promoted and could be leaving that night... The problem was he was on the road and running out of clean clothes plus all of his baseball stuff was still in the clubhouse.

Cue baseball wife duties here.

I quickly packed all of his clothes, drove to the field and met the clubbie to pack up his locker and other baseball junk, and I jumped in the car to head to Modesto...at 10:00.  Having no clue when his flight was since he still didn't have any information and was told it could be that night, I booked it.  The drive is supposed to take an hour and a half...let's just say it didn't take me that long...oops.

So I get him all packed in Modesto to find out he isn't leaving until 10:00 the next morning.  Crisis averted, but knowing that I wouldn't be able to sleep thanks to the 1,000 things flying through my head, I went ahead and headed back to San Jose to start packing.

My original plan was just to get some of my packing done before getting some sleep and finishing up Tuesday.  Well, I looked up at 5:30 and every single thing was packed and in the car.  Funny thing is, it took my three weeks to pack all that stuff before we left for Spring Training AND I had Chris' help.  It took me a total of 3 hours Monday night/morning.  I guess I need adrenaline and iced coffee to pack.  That will cone in handy later I'm sure.

So I laid down to get some sleep around 5:30 with the hopes of being on the road around lunch.  Since sleep was completely out of the picture and the car was already packed...what else is there to do other than hop in the car and start driving.  I mean it is an almost 3,000 mile drive.  You have to start somewhere.  I left Tuesday morning with the hopes of getting at least 6 hours in and I did 12.  I think I've found my after-baseball calling...truck driving? No?

So in short, I'm on my way to Richmond.  The great news is I get to make a pit stop at home to regroup.  We still aren't quite sure where we are going to live...please, let's just not talk about that part.

I know it will all work out because God is so good.  His timing in all of this craziness has been perfect as always.  I love sweet reminders that our huge God cares about even the smallest details of our lives.  Example: I did all of our laundry the day I got back from the road trip which never happens.  Thank goodness I did because poor Chris wouldn't have had any clothes.

We have been overwhelmed with all the love and support from our family and friends.  We seriously can't thank y'all enough for all the prayers, messages, tweets, and overall support.  It is such a blessing to be surrounded by such uplifting people.

This promotion is obviously something we hoped for, but honestly did not expect.  We were actually talking the other day how unlikely it would be for Chris to go to AA this season.  Funny how God works, right?

Please continue to pray for us as we sort out details such as where to live... and other things that I used to take for granted.

I sure do love this crazy baseball life, but I think it might be taking years off my life.


  1. So excited for you guys! I'll be praying for y'all as you start this amazing new adventure!! Also, I'm from San Jose! Lived there until I was 8!

    1. Thank you so much Kaitlin! It means more than you know! Ahh so fun! We loved it!

  2. Oh gosh, I can't imagine just packing up and leaving in one night! Congratulations to you both and I hope you have a safe journey. :)

    1. It wasn't something that I ever imagined our lives being like, but I love it! Thank you so much Sarah!

  3. What an exciting journey! Richmond is only 4 hours away and we pass through there all the time so I hope we can meet sometime! :) I know those cross country road trips can be exhausting. I hope you can get some rest when y'all get to Richmond!

    1. Please let's meet! We will have to work that out seriously! I'm driving back home some too so maybe I'll get a little closer and can stop by for coffee! :)

  4. That is so exciting!! I'm beyond happy for you.. I talked to the husband and you are only 5 hours away!!! I know all about cross country trips because we moved from Arizona to West Virginia.

  5. What a crazy week! But so exciting for you guys!

  6. Wow! You are a very diligent person, Martha. It's cool that you've had the packing dealt with beforehand. At least you won't be hassled by last-minute cramming, which is inadvisable for such a menial activity. Though, you're dealing with stuff you own. I hope you didn't miss anything in the process. All the best to you!

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