They never tell us about the tenth day….
But on that day, God made a softball player….
With just enough dirt from the earth, and a little sweat from the sea
Just enough soft from the clouds, and a sturdy branch from a tree.
A little grass stain here and some blood for a bruise
He made a girl who’d accomplish anything in life she would choose.
He made her stronger than steel, and instilled love for her sisters
Strong enough to withstand wearing cleats that give blisters…
He made her heart in the shape of a perfectly round ball
Outlined by red seams with 88 stitches in all.
In each of those stitches, He gave her the gifts she would need
to take on the field – and to never concede.
He gave her strength in her hands, swiftness in her feet,
power in her swing to hit the ball deep.
A keen and fast eye to watch ‘balls’ go by
and wings to help her make the good pitches fly.
The ability to read a bad hop, to lay out for a ball,
To run and to dive, to slide and to crawl
She doesn’t mind sweating, the heat or the cold
The rain and the mud – to her, it never gets old.
He gave her an accurate arm, the sense to work with her glove
And a big ‘ol dose of something, that can only be LOVE!
Her heart would rather be on the field with a ball and her team
Than anywhere else in the entire world, it would seem.
He made softball her passion, her mindset is tough
She never gives up, even when things get real rough.
Hard work is her friend, persistence is her goal
The years on the field, take a positive toll.
He gave her the words to send up to Him when she plays
“Lord give me the strength to be awesome TODAY!”
She is beauty and grit, she sparkles & shines at the park
Seeing sunrises and sunsets and stars after dark.
Yes on that 10th day after the Earth was said and done
God made a softball player, who knew how to have fun.
Then knowing she would need someone to help see her dreams through
He made softball parents to LOVE her, just like me and like YOU!
Written by Stef Daniel / Copyright 2017 Softball is For Girls LLC
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