Sunday, January 25, 2015

Palm Springs for the Humana

Hello again! I hope you all have had a good week! We arrived in Palm Springs on Tuesday that lead to a phone call saying we were 3rd alternate this week! Of course we were anxious for the number to change but we stayed at 2nd until the morning of the event and then changed to 1st. We didn't get in but we have had a lot of positive outcomes to the week! We were invited to Arnold Palmer's steak house for a rookie dinner. We so enjoyed seeing our friends and talking about exciting things to come! Arnold Palmer came in and said a few words to the rookies which was so nice. We are so thankful to be apart of the great game of golf! Since zack didn't get in the event he was asked as a alternate to stick around incase a pro withdrew after the round began, in which case Zack would take the Pro's spot but the score wouldn't count. Zack got the call Friday morning so he ended up playing Friday  and Saturday! We were thankful for the experience and the practice! We have had little small things happen this week reminding us that God is faithful and always has our best interest at heart! I'm so thankful for the peace God gives you to just rest in HIM! I was reminded by a friend this week to keep our eyes on Jesus like Peter in the storm! Good things are coming! Today we pack up and head to Pheonix to try and Monday qualify for the Waste Managament. Thankfully we are driving the next several events!! Looking forward to next week! Have a blessed Sunday!!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hawaii for the Sony

I What looked like a exciting week to anticipate our first PGA event of 2015 turned out to be much different than expected. Although it may have caught us off guard, God had other things in store for the 12 days in Hawaii as a family! We were able to stay at the most beautiful resort in Ko'Olina and enjoy delicious dinners, amazing hikes, and wonderful company! We came a week early to enjoy a week before the chaos of golf started for the following week. We thought we would be seeing Zack's number for getting in the event get better we watched it move worse and worse each day until we realized there was no hope of us getting in the event. Zack thought his best chance of getting in the Sony at this point was doing the Monday Qualifier at Turtle Bay. Unfortunately he failed to make the 4 spots given but left feeling great about his game. As we left Ko'Olina to move locations in Wakiki I began to feel discouraged about the week and feeling somewhat out of place. We began to see friends that were in the event and feel embarrassed we were here. Then it became apparent to me that we are here for a reason God allows this to be the situation we were in and we belong here! A peace began to flood over me and a confidence knowing that God is always in control of the situation and the circumstances that surround us that we may feel we have no control over.  I found joy in encourging wives who's husbands were in the event b/c they do the same by encouraging me! I am so thankful for the relationships I have already built and the close friends/family back home that are always there for me! We are still out of the event next week by about 7 spots but are hoping that changes but if not I am going into
the week with a completely different outlook! Hawaii has been wonderful and I am so thankful for the time I was able to spend with my family!