Last night my #baseballlife #baseballmom life officially began when we participated in our very first opening ceremonies! Although the wait was long T-ball went last for some totally not understood reason, my little dudes proudly and enthusiastically ran the bases when their names were called!
We ended up on Dothan Pediatric Clinic’s team! I found that pretty fitting considering we’ve given those guys a heck of a lot of business over the years. I feel like it’s our vacation home at times.
My husband and I both had childhoods that were immersed with sports. I had honestly forgotten how much I loved the ball field until last night. Everything about it… the sounds, the smells, the bright glow of the tall lights with little bugs buzzing around them. It felt so good to be a part of it again. It felt so good to see our boys become a part of one of mine and Jeremiah’s favorite past times.
The boys were both a little nervous about their first game… Wesley more so. He told me is was scared to miss the ball, because if he got three strikes he would be out. Of course, I told him what any mommy would… that it is okay to miss. Try your best and if it doesn’t work out, don’t give up. Have fun and remember that you are still learning. As soon as they got on that field, all fears melted away. They felt right at home.
We had two at bats. Both boys hit the ball their first try both times! I know that gave them some extra confidence. After our second at bat, William played first base. He did a great job! Every time the ball was hit, he held his glove high waiting for a throw to first. My favorite action moment was when Wesley (playing third, or close to it, haha) caught a grounder and threw it to William at first for an out! Even though outs don’t count. They totally looked like pros!
I’m so proud of these guys, their hard work and enthusiasm!