My youngest child, a boy, Harper is consumed each summer with baseball. If the boy could do nothing but eat, sleep, and play baseball his day would be perfect. I love the fact that he is so energetic about sports. The fact that he is so obsessed with ball means the whole family becomes extremely involved in the sport as well. He is happy to play on a diamond with a team, or just in the yard with a few friends or even just mom, dad and big sister. It turns out that he is quite skilled at the game; understanding the fundamentals, hitting, and fielding the ball. This year at the end of his recreational league season he was chosen to try out for the all-stars league.
Becoming an all-star meant lots of sacrifices for a child during summer vacation. It meant spending more time during our summer at the ball diamond. It meant no swimming on game day. It meant no awesome summer vacation. The tournaments were nearly every weekend, sometimes these kids all under the age of eight would play up to three games in a single day. The games would often begin early in the morning, meaning early bedtimes and rising with the sun in the middle of summer vacation. Through all these there were no complaints from young Harper. He was happy to have made the team, as tryouts were pretty tough for the youngster. I was so proud of the sacrifices he knowingly made in order to play the game he loved.
My husband had been the head coach for Harper’s recreational team. He became an assistant coach for the all-stars team as well. I, being skilled in the art of keeping book, became the official book keeper for the Oak Hill All Stars. It became a family sport; with mom and dad playing from the sidelines. I spent the summer sweating in the sun with a bad case of what I like to call bleacher butt cheering on my team. I quickly adopted the other 11 boys on the team for the summer. I found myself knowing their shirt numbers, their positions, and even their... [continues]
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