Another Cape Weekend !!

What an amazing weekend! We spent another weekend down in Cape Cod and it was a lot of fun. Andrew and I had 4 sets of couples to his family beach house, and it was such an amazing weekend! One couple brought there 5 month old daughter Lyla. She is the cutest baby in the world. It makes me so excited to have children one day. There such a little blessing! It snowed a bit on Saturday but it was beautiful to walk the beach and see the snow falling into the water. Its so peaceful sometimes to just walk along the ocean beach alone, and look out there and just think…

Japan is soon approaching, its going to be a very difficult time when I leave, because first off I will be leaving my family, and second I will be leaving my significant other, Andrew. I’m telling you all now, long distance is the hardest thing you could ever do. At times it rips couples apart, it allows you to see what you are truly made of. Its going to be a difficult time, but at the end of the day, you have to believe all things in life happen for a reason. I got this amazing opportunity to go over and play with Megan Willis with Toyota, Shokki, and I cannot pass it up. All I know is that Andrew is the kindest, most gentle guy I’ve ever met, he puts everyone first, he loves with ALL he has and for that I respect him more than I have EVER respected a man. I love him, were going to take it one day at a time. 

 “Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.”

I’m sure excited for the playing part to start! … I miss that feeling I get when I pick the ball up in the circle and go through my routine, I miss my teammates, I miss being intense, I miss struggling and finding a way to be better my next opportunity, I miss seeing my teammates succeed, I miss that thrill after a 3-2 bases loaded pitch, where you have so much confidence in yourself you feel like you could throw it with your eyes closed, I miss seeing fans, college ones were amazing and so are the fans that come out and watch the NPF, I miss getting prettied up for games, I miss watching video and looking through stats and sheets of my opponents, I miss that feeling before we take the field on “Championship” day, I miss seeing my family in the crowd supporting me, I miss signing for all those amazing young women that stay 30-40 minutes after every game just to get an autograph, last thing I miss the most is competing, its the best feeling in the world, for all of you out there, if you love the feeling of competing… NEVER LOOSE that. You can’t teach someone to thrive in the hardest situations possible, its gut instinct and how their raised, LOVE the moment you guys, because sooner or later it will be over. 
I can’t wait to keep everyone posted on Japan, and this summer! I will update this as often as I can. 
Also, I want to give a shout out to my Huskies for there amazing opening weekend! They were down in Arizona state and went 5-0! Check out http://www.gohuskies.com and read up on it! Love my Dawgs!
I want to thank all the people that take the time to read this, it means a lot. Hoping you all had a blessed Sunday!
Love,
D.E.L
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Great Sunday Spent in The Cape :)

First things first, it feels amazing to be back in Boston! The weather is outstanding here! If it was like this all the time, it would give Seattle a run for its money, but since I’m the one that brings the sunshine I think Seattle is going to be my home for life! Its neat to see how crazy the Boston people are about there Patriots… T-shirts and visors, and sweatshirts everywhere! I even did the honors last week of going into Trophy cupcakes and getting a special Patriots cupcake made for Andrew! It was amazing from what he told me!! Anyways, just wanted to touch base with everyone! I’m rooting Pats today! Tom Brady is going to have to play unbelievable for them to win but thats what great players do when the game is on the line! So we shall see!

I Can’t believe I’m taking off to Japan soon with the beautiful Megan Willis! SOOO excited to go over there and experience everything! Its a 12 team league! 22 games total in 6 months! Its from March 17- June 5 and then I will be back in Orlando for the summer to play with the Pride –> 

http://usssapride.com/2012/01/27/2012-pride-schedule-released/

After the season ends Aug 24… I’m hoping to head over to New York to watch my brother play a couple games before I head back to Japan to finish the season for sept, oct and november! 

 Its crazy the opportunities that softball has given me! I’m so thankful. I love the fans and the support system! You guys are honestly unreal! Everyone that takes the time to read this is special to me! Remember that! 

 Thanks again for all you support 

 Love, 

D.E.L 

 

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Blog For Japan

I’m going to be using this wordpress while I’m away in Japan! I want to keep you guys all posted on everything! I think it allows me to put up pictures as well! Hope you guys enjoy! I will upload to twitter so you can copy and paste on the link!!

 

Goodnight Peeps :)

 

Love

D.E.L

Favorite Quote

How do you act when the pressures on, when the chance for victory is almost gone, when fortunes star has refused to shine, when the ball is on the five yard line?

How do you act when the goings rough, does your spirt lag when breaks are tough? Or, is there in you a flame that glows brighter as fiercer the battle grows?

How hard, how long will you fight the foe? Thats what the world would like to know!

Cowards can fight when they’re out ahead. The uphill grind shows a thoroughbred! You wish for success? Then tell me, how do you act when the pressure’s on?

 

So crazy I used to look at this quote so much my SR year… loved it!!

 

Goodnight everyone :)