Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baseball...all the Time!

And....a story of "separated at birth"
After a very brief break in the baseball action...or the switch from regular season to tournament ball, we are back in the heat of baseball...
My husband followed his dream of creating a team, and I must say, they look good! The best part was that the kids had a blast....
Not to mention how very cute they looked in their uniforms...
Meet....42.....Stephen Staton....affectionately called "Boog" by his mom on the sidelines...oh, he hates it...but, well...thats my job..
My husband Steve and his right hand man Assistant Coach Bill Lowery....these two are truly brothers.....
Ok...here's the story....

Meet Cissy....her husband Bill, is pictured above....

Cissy and I met years back on a soccer field as our kids played on opposing teams. I was just beginning to leave the house again after losing our second son, and I honestly don't know what drew us into each others paths, but we started talking - ok, hugging...sounds strange now, but its true...

We met again a couple of years later on the baseball field - of course- and started talking again...getting close to my birthday, I mentioned that I would be 34 that year, and she said she would too....her birthday, December 24th...well, so is mine- the year 1969. We laughed about it, and fast forward a few years, we met again...our kids playing this time on the same team....as we started the conversation, we were geared up for our Big 4-0 and just started yapping about our birthdays.... I said to her ..that I was born in the small town of Sumter, SC....and her face dropped...Me too she said....we were born the same day, year, town, and hospital, same doctor...we of course called our moms who agreed "I was not there to socialize" ....enough said.

So, here was are...living in small town Creedmoor again after being separated at birth all those years ago....and now, our families are together always! We keep thinking of calling Oprah, or getting tattoos!
I'll keep you posted of the decision....
Until next time, and I promise to get back to art...
Ophelia

16 comments:

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love this story! way cool, definitely fate.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

OMG! And I thought I was your only long-lost (albeit older) sister, LOL! What's funny is that Cissy looks almost exactly like my own sister Suzanne! Small world ... congratulations on "finding" each other!

PaperPumpkin said...

Oh my goodness, what a story!!! I am flabbergasted--how's that for a word? Wow! Oprah material for sure!!! You two were certainly meant to be together, closer than friends, sisters. Beautiful story.
Love, Kathy
(PS Thank you for the stencil clues! I'm going to Joann.com right now.) xo

Samantha Marshall said...

How wonderful!!! I love this story.xxx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful story - just amazing that you two should meet up at all.

Marilyn Rock said...

Terrific story with wonderful photos - lots of smiles!

Butterfly Works said...

What a sweet story....I have enjoying visiting your blog...I live in Winston Salem and both my son and daughter live in Raleigh...
Small world.....

Mary said...

I love this story!! Matching tattoos would be cool!! :)

Ophelia, I am sorry to hear you lost a son.

Hugs!!!

Meera said...

Wow - what a story ! Some things are menat to be like you two. Very heart warming. I am sorry to hear about your son - someday I would like to find out more. You are a sweet person and full of love - god is telling you something with this friendship.
Meera

Michele Fauss said...

Oh my gosh, what a great story! That is incrediable how many things you both have in common. Especially the born the same day, doctor and hospital, oooh did you check what times you born? I wonder if it was right after one another. What a trip!

btw, you should totally call Oprah, but hurry up before she goes off the air!

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Marieke Blokland said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog, that is so sweet of you to say!
Marieke from the Netherlands XOX

Creative Carmelina said...

ophelia, i love your pages from the last post...and the cards you've created are so sweet!

well done!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

lori vliegen said...

what a great story......wow!!!! oh, this definitely has "oprah" written all over it (and so much less painful than a tatoo.....)!! :)))

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow! What a great story. I'm so gald you two found each other again. Now, off to the tattoo parlour!

DJ said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! .
After reading this awesome story, I just had to tell ya: I'm a SC girl, too. We Palmetto babies gotta stick together. :-)
Yes, Oprah would love this story ~
I'll be back to visit...