Friday, July 10, 2009

Show and Tell: Hole in One

On the 18th hole of a round of mini-golf (or putt-putt as we call it here in the south, ya'll) you typically putt the ball in the hole, and down the shoot it goes...into the collection bin.
(or into the ocean, as I thought as a child)

Except this time, I didn't play the 18th hole, because I needed to keep this ball.

I always go for the green one: it matches my eyes :0) This particular golf ball will be placed in a hall-of-fame shadow box in the Jeans household. For this golf ball was placed on the green of the 17th hole and rolled
ever so effortlessly into the hole.

More details must be added to this story. And if you don't believe in karma, I hope you will after I tell you this.
(I have 7 witnesses to back me up)

The O-man was getting a bit fussy, so I picked him up out of the stroller as we rounded the corner to the 17th hole. I also picked him up, anticipating what was really waiting for me.

The ghosts of July 2008.

On the 17th hole, I started bleeding. This is where I thought I had lost the O-man. The night was spent in the ER, where we discovered that he was in there, but so was a very large hematoma.

So as I held the O-man in my right arm, I placed the ball on the green, made my putt with my left hand (I am right handed) and watched as I got a hole in one on the hardest hole on the whole course. As you can imagine, I started to cry--and with happy tears, I celebrated with those 7 witnesses--who were all with me last year, as well.

As well as the important 8th member of the group...
who was also with me last year, even in my darkest moment.





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37 comments:

  1. You guys have come such a long way in the last year. I'm sure July of 2008 seems like a lifetime ago.

    How precious you had O-man with you this year, holding him in your arms.

    xoxo

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  2. Oh JJ! That is amazing! Makes me all goosebumpy and eye-watery... It means that you were in the exact place in the world and in life that you were supposed to be in.

    xo

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  3. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  4. Wow, fate is a funny thing! Now you have a beautiful memory to counter 2008's painful one.

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  5. that is so sweet!!!! :) you deserved that special moment!

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  6. WOW - Amazing, Congrats on your beautiful hole in one

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  7. Been thinking of last year a lot, JJ. You and me and the Mimers and The O-man. I can't believe we're all here. We're so lucky.

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  8. Incredible. I have goosebumps. You have such a way with words. I'm so happy the O-man made it here safe and sound.

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  9. Thats a perfect full circle right there.

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  10. What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing, and I am so happy that your little man is here.

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  11. That is one awesome story. No wonder you kept that ball.

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  12. O-man is such a cutie! I got chills reading your story...thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is a wonderful story indeed. It's so nice to know that now you also have some nice memories of this 17th hole. In one? That's really incredible!

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  14. Wow, what a way to "celebrate" how far you've come.

    And so wonderful that the very same people who were with you then were with you a year later...including the precious 0-man.

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  15. Let's hope the shamrock green, the hole in one, and the Lucky O-man all mean a wave of good luck from here to, well forever. Cool story!

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  16. That is such sweet story. It brought out the awwww in me.

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  17. I love this story!!! So sweet. O-man was just meant to be with you and you were meant to be his mommy. Even before he came out, you kept him safe and warm and even through his rocky exit into this world, you made sure he was well protected. What a perfect way to say goodbye to the ghosts of last year.

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  18. What a great story to go with the little green golf ball.

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  19. This post made me tear up a bit (and considering that I don't cry that's HUGE)

    SO SO glad you made it to this year with a wonderful live baby!!

    xxx

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  20. Goosebumps and my eyes are tearing up.

    I'd keep the ball, too ;)

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  21. Oh my G-d, you have me freakin' bawling. I love this story.

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  22. What an A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. story. I still have goosebumps!

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  23. What a sweet story. Things do come full-circle, don't they?

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  24. This post gave me goosebumps, what a beautiful story. I'm so glad that things have turned out this way, you deserve nothing less my friend xxx

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  25. you are a mini gold genius. (holy crap. i just had to LOOK UP the spelling of genius. heh. now that's funny)

    O is adorable, of course!!

    (i miss you!)

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  26. OMG, crying on a Monday morning, here at my desk....sooooo not cool, but so worth it, that was a beautiful story and proof that miracles and magic HAPPEN!!!!

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  27. Awww, sweetie! I am so, so glad it all turned out just the way it did. =)

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  28. What an amazing story! Enjoyed reading your blog. :)
    Kasandria

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  29. Wow... chill bumps are still running down my legs!! How amazing!

    I love it! He is such a beautiful boy!!

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  30. Congratulations. I've been following your blog since last summer as I was in the midst of my own third IVF cycle. I am also a happy mommy this summer :) I remember this heart-wrenching time for you last year and was pulling for you from afar. Your 2009 version is so much happier...congrats on making it through the tough times.

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