Tuesday, December 8, 2009

One putt...

It is unbelievable how many people keep talking about Scott's putt on 18 green... he's final putt to make the PGA Tour.  How many people have asked him what he was thinking when he saw that six foot putt not go in... Many people acted like it was the end of the world... or that he should be so upset.... Yall will never know.
What was it like being out there? One of the most nerve racking feelings of my life.  The last round I thought that I was going to vomit.  Why was I so frazzled? ha. It is beyond me.  It is not like I can control any of it! As we were finishing the last several holes all I could do was put on my headphones.  As I had been telling God all week, show us the steps and help us to walk in them.  Regardless of what happened yesterday, I knew that it would be what and where God wanted us to be.
I was giving Charlie several updates throughout the round so he would know how to tell Scott how aggressive to be.  Never once did Scott look at a leaderboard this week.  He had no idea where he stood.

One 17, I put my ipod on repeat.  The song, Jeremy Camp's "Empty Me".
Holy fire burn away,
my desire for anything
that is not of you and is of me
I want more of you and less of me.

Holy fire burn away,
my desire for anything
that is not of you and is of me
I want more of you and less of me, yeah.
Empty me,
Empty me, yeah,
Fill, wont you fill me,
with you, with you, yeah.

It goes on like that... I listened to that for the last couple of holes.  When he played 17 and hit it in the bunker, I was prepared not to play on the big tour next year.... and then he makes that really long putt.  As I was watching him prepare for that I was just singing that song in my head.  All I could do was laugh when it went in... I thought, "Ok Lord... here we go... your will be done."
Charlie told Scott on the 18th tee box to make birdie and play on tour.  Scott thought he had to make a birdie to get exempt on the Nationwide Tour... After his first shot, Charlie clarified then that he was playing for the big tour. He hit the ball to six feet. Great shot, especially under that pressure.  It is not like Scott choked when he took that look at birdie.  He hit the ball exactly like he wanted to.  It just didn't go in, it wasn't God's plan for us.  Did he realize at the time, standing on the green what had just happened? No.  It took about 30 minutes to sink in. As soon as he walked off the green he was bonbarded with news reporters.  One guy asked him what he thought as soon as he missed that putt, his response? "I'm glad my wife applied for her passport before we left." haha.
To be completely honest and some may think you understand, but you wont and that's ok... I am so thankful that he missed that putt.

We are beyond blessed by all of you.  We are so loved and we feel that, we really do.  Thank you all so much for the support you give us.  We couldn't do it without you.  Many of you who read this we have met along our journey.  You are like family to us.  You were our families when ours really couldn't be there, thank you.  We have many adopted parents around the States and that is such a great thing.  To our families at home, we couldn't do it without you.  You have blessed us beyond believe and your encouragement is undeniable.  Thank you so much.

Our journey is not even close to being over it is only continuing and beginning to get a lot more fun...