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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tennis Anyone?

Beth was a very talented tennis player.  She was the number 1 varsity player for a very large high school starting in th 9th grade. She started too late to be World Class but she was well on her way to a college scholarship when the bipolar disorder kicked hr to the curb.

Tonight my phone rang and it was Beth. Apparently she had gone to the public courts and was volleying with a 9 year old girl.
The girl's father who plays tennis noticed her form and explanations of stance, how to hold the racket, etc. He wants Beth to teach his daughter three times a week. Beth was very excited and talked to her Dad for
advice. My husband was a former USTA ranked player and instructor.

I congratulated her and said that good things come from being in good places with good people.

Isn't it odd how all these things are happening at once? I believe that some of your prayers are getting through. Beth wanted to teach and coach tennis. She wanted to compete. She used her physical activity to combat her depression but then she wrecked her knee which ended the competition.


  1. Wow - That's great for Beth!! This could be just what she needs. Keep us posted!

  2. What a boost to her self-esteem. To be recognized for something you LOVE and are good at! God works in mysterious ways.

  3. Every bit of good it spurs our heart. I believe hope is God's gift to us during these times of crisis.

  4. This is encouraging, really. She needs to remember who she really is and what she is capable of even now.

  5. It was so nice to read this. I think this is opportunity for her to feel good about herself, help someone else, and enjoy some fresh air sunshine and her tennis :)