Thursday, September 3, 2009
What do you think about Touring Italy in 2010?
Well? Guess What??? Bailey gets to!! Bailey has been selected as one of 16 girls in the US to play Softball in Italy this summer for the USA team! We are so proud and excited for her. Obviously this is a once in a lifetime opportunity, that we would have only dreamed of for her. Honestly, it couldn't have happened to a better kid - she loves softball and the passion for the game is obvious in how hard she plays! She's always the kid that gives it 150%, each and every time she steps out on the field.
None of us had any idea that she was even being considered, so when we got the official invitation letter last night- we were shocked and excited beyond words!! Luckily the organization will pay for about 80% of her trip costs and then we will have to either raise the funds for the rest or just pay for it out of our pocket.
You can bet that we aren't going to let her pass up this opportunity! This is one of those things that we'd sell the farm over - ya' know? I plan on starting to scrimp and save for MY ticket too, 'cause I guarantee you that my 14 yr old isn't going out of the Country without her mama! NOT HAPPENING! LOL
Next up on my list is to start digging through my fabric stash and selling off stuff that I'm not going to use. This is way more important than any sort of cotton print or quilt pattern that I think I NEED! Ya' know?
This whole idea just brings me to tears in sheer excitement for her and chills to think that she was selected, out of so many wonderful players across the US!!!
**We have until July 2010 to get the money saved up, I'm just going to keep praying that God blesses us with the funds and the way to make up the difference in monies that we are going to need!**