Well, I said it. I said I loved her. And I meant it. It felt like a breath of fresh air. It took her breath away. And I still love saying it. She is my dream girl. Amanda is terrific. She loves me for who I am. She accepts me completely and reminds me of it whenever I feel like I've disappointed her, myself or both. She knows how to handle me and can even be sly with me. We also just really enjoy being with each other and talking with each other. God has immensely blessed me with a wonderful woman to share me with. She makes me happy and I know that I make her happy, too. I love her for her as well. And no matter how much I say, I don't know if I can really describe just what I feel for her. We also had a great devotional yesterday. It's exciting to be in love. I long to see her again and to kiss her and to hold her right next to me.
In other news :), Ryan pitched today on JV. And I'm starting to see that patience does pay off and perhaps I jumped to quick conclusions about this coach. The coach noticed a rule that says pretty much from here on out that in JV/V doubleheaders, he has to play one or the other. Why? When both the JV and V play, he can play a maximum of 40 games for both. Ryan's at 32. So, from now on Ryan's playing varsity :) in those circumstances. He even got a hit last night, a single, in a varsity game. Granted that it was when we were up 17-1, but he still got to bat and he got a hit. Today, he played in the second game of a JV double header against Van Meter. He played CF for 4 of the 5 innings, but then he was called in to pitch the 5th (the last inning in a double header game). We were down by 1 at this point. He comes in and strikes out the side 1-2-3. The first two were looking. I had no idea that he had that kind of command! He only threw three balls (as in balls and strikes). Now he's going to be pitching more. In the bottom of the inning, he was due up 3rd in the order. The first two guys got on by being hit by pitches (one on the foot and the other on the thigh) before Ryan came up. Being again 1 run down, we needed 1 to tie, 2 to win. Ryan worked the count a bit (and fouled one off over the fence, which I caught barehanded! The umpire said he was mesmorized by my catch :) ) and got a pitch he wanted. He drove it into the gap in right center field, a game-winning 2-RBI walk-off triple. His pitching record is now 1-0 this year :) on JV.
Great day though I had to get up early. And it's going to get better because soon I'm gonna call my girl. I love you, Amanda! (And thanks for the e-mail :) )