Our first baseball season ended. It ended with a very happy player, filled with energy, new skills and mostly new friends.
The three of us dressed with our red Red Rockets t-shirt, ready for the game. The weather was mixed, with clouds, some sunshine and some rain, and very cold. It felt like March. But that didn’t stop anybody.
Family and friends were sitting on the side of the field, bundled up with coats, hats and blankets. But we were there for our little players.
Lucas was so happy because he had a whole area of the side of the field with fans. Fourteen friends came to watch him play. It was so cute. It was great! Friends came to see his last game despite the winter-like weather. He couldn’t be happier. He’d check in with us after each play. He was so happy we were there for him. it made my heart swell.
The players were ready to play. Excited. Lucas was as happy as every day he had a game. But that day, even more so. He started as a catcher, so Mark helped him get ready with all the gear that a baseball catcher needs.
Moments like these… seeing Mark watch and help Lucas’s games, makes me think if he ever dreamed of helping coach his own son’s games. Or what it was like when he was growing up, Lucas’s age, when it was him in the field, as Lucas is right now. I want to remember this sight forever.
Lucas’s face. Beaming! Just like Siena. He smiles the whole time. Each game. The whole season.
He had so much fun that day. And really, the whole season was a dream come true for him.
Though I think the baseball season was too short in Lucas’s eyes, he was excited the whole time, ready to play, and taking everything in. He learned a great deal about the game and about himself. He grew up so much. It was a beautiful start, for what I see many more baseball seasons to come.