Monday, December 15, 2008

Blue Monday: Beyond Belief



Our favorite little bluebird is here to wish one and all a Happy Blue Monday. You can visit Smiling Sally on her blog and find the list of all the wonderful bloggers who are participating today.


The BLUE baseball jersey you see here today belongs to Josh Hamilton who plays for the Texas Rangers. I don't know much about baseball, but I won this book in a giveaway on Sally's blog not long ago, and I am now a Josh Hamilton fan. I wanted the book for my grandson, but I decided to read it first. I am so glad I did. Josh's story is truly inspiring. It touched my heart and soul. It was really a wake up call for me. We must keep praying for our children and grandchildren. It's a tough world, full of tough decisions, and you should never underestimate the importance of a grandmother in a child's life.





I googled Josh and found out he has been in the national news recently.

WASHINGTON (AP)—December 11, 2008--President George W. Bush highlighted his eight-year record in reducing drug use, reflected in a White House gathering with law enforcement, religious leaders and one of baseball’s most famous comeback stories— recovering addict and Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton.The president didn’t discuss his personal experiences, but Hamilton did.
The 27-year-old outfielder was out of baseball for three years as he battled addictions to cocaine and alcohol, wasting $100,000 on drugs in six weeks. He made it to the major leagues in 2007 and joined the Rangers—a team Bush once co-owned—last December. This past season, Hamilton led the American League with 130 RBIs and hit .304 with 32 home runs. At the All-Star Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium in July, he belted 13 straight homers.
Hamilton said Thursday he shared some of his story of drug use and the road back.
“I told how much easier it is for me to stay clean because I’m held accountable at such a higher level,” said Hamilton, who argued that the greater concern is an individual in an everyday job.
Happy Blue Monday, everyone.
Thank you, Smiling Sally, for all you do to make Bloggerland a happy place.
Love, Faith

9 comments:

Smilingsal said...

What a nice Blue Monday post. I'm honored. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book, and I'm glad that your grandson will get it.

Elizabeth said...

This book sounds so inspirational. I will recommend it to my nephews.

ellen b. said...

What a fabulous post Faith. The power of prayer is amazing. Blessings...

Neabear said...

I never knew any of this. Thanks for the info. Blogging does that. One learns here what may have been missed earlier. The book does sound inspirational. Happy Blue Monday!

barbarah said...

Looks like an interesting book!

Envoy-ette said...

Wow-that sounds like a keeper to me! I'll have to find it.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good afternoon on this "Blue Monday".I may have to buy this book for my grandson or son-in law..Who would enjoy it more?? I like inspirational books.. thanks for sharing.. Baba

Charli and me said...

What a great post Faith! We are all here to help each other along this road through life and we all have a role to play. The book sounds very inspirational. Happy blue Monday!

CC said...

It sounds like an amazing book, and an inspiritional one. Happy Blue Monday..have a lovely week.