“I believe in him…”
It is a big day in the Vining family as today marks the official launch of my husband’s new venture.
You can read all about the company here, but for this blog – well, I have to pour out my personal heart and words.
Life after professional sports might not be as clear for some as it is for others. In my husband’s case, he was uncertain where life would take him. What was most important for him (and has been since he retired) was being home and having a normal life. No more traveling. No more playing in the sweltering heat. No more having to miss important summer events. He was ready to hang his playing cleats up, but he wasn’t quite ready to leave the game all together. Coaching was the next natural step and he enjoyed that for a bit more than eight years…
He has ventured into the wide world of cakes…and I just know he is going to be a huge success!! He is taking a huge leap of faith, and I know he is very nervous – but he has GOD right there with him. With us. I know He will carry him and us through!
I’ll never forget today. Just like two other very important dates – this one will always resonate.
May 23rd, 2001 – Toronto. The day I witnessed him run from the bullpen to the mound for his very first big league appearance. It took my breath away.
August 30, 2007 – Charlotte. The day we were blessed with two little miracles, Bray and Addy. They continue to take my breath away.
July 9th, 2012 – Fort Mill. The day my husband launches his first business. I can barely breathe right now.
So proud of you, Ken Vining. I will always be your #1 customer – and pay you in hugs + kisses!!!
~ xo ~