(My deepest apologies to the legacy of Sul Ross for cropping his head out for the sake of a collage-style picture.)
A&M just conceded to its first sponsored stadium this year with the renovation of our baseball field. It's now known as Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field. At first, I was a bit outraged that something as sacred as Olsen Field would be sacrificed to the almighty dollar, however my first impression this weekend was that Olsen Field is just a better version of itself. And honestly, if you have to be sponsored by a corporation, what's more down home than Blue Bell ice cream? Very well done.
Anyway, it was so fun to drive around College Station and stroll through the campus. I made my best friends and many wonderful memories there. God prepared me for adulthood there, with a good education, and He revealed more of how to walk with Him there. It is a place to remember His faithfulness. And it was so good to be back on those sidewalks again. The renovations we saw (and we checked in on the "new" MSC, my Aggie friends) are simply making A&M a better version of itself. Love that.
And funny enough after all that reflection, today was senior Sunday at our church. We had a breakfast, recognition ceremony, and lunch. I've mentioned a few times that I teach senior girls, so it was kind of a bittersweet day. It's exciting to see them prepare to take the next steps into life. There is a whole world at their fingertips! I also got a tiny bit emotional, which I rarely did before I had Jack. What is up, tear ducts? Only 17 years with my boy left. No doubt he'll think they are long, but I'm convinced they won't be long enough.