Today’s topic for the 20 days of chill writing challenge is home run and the first thing that comes to my mind is the first time my oldest hit his. He was 12 years old and playing as a Dodger in his hometown little league. It was a home game. His dad was coaching and I was in the out field watching his game and watching his brother also play on the field right behind. My oldest was up to bat and sailed one right over the fence just to the left of where I was sitting. I of course was “that mom” standing up screaming, whooping and hollering, so excited for him! After the game he was all smiles. His dad has a little tear in his eye in the post game talk when his hit was mentioned. A proud dad/coach moment for him and his son/player. He was given the ball that he hit over the fence and it is still in his room to this day, 5 years later.
Since then he has had many moment in the sunshine. Many home run (and 2 grand slam) balls have been collected. But, the one that is still talked about the most is his homerun as a sophmore that the ump called foul. This after he rounded third and the other team not disputing the hit. I still remember after the game his coach telling him that it was still going down in the books as a home run.
Today’s post was a part of the, “20 days of chill” writing challenge that is hosted by PJ at hoohaablog.com. If your interested in what the other participants are writing, please check out his blog, as that is where we are all linking up. Please feel free to Like, Comment and Share 🙂