If you had asked me back in the day how our life would play out, it would have gone a little like this:
- Finish high school (we’ve been together since we were babies, remember?)
In my brain, baseball wasn’t going to stop once school stopped. I didn’t know if it would be in a coaching capacity (although I had hoped not) or playing collegiate or professional baseball. I don’t think it mattered. I just always knew Mr. Gray loved it and had a passion for it. Not to mention his ability.
Sunday, we got a chance to be back at the diamond.
Mr. Gray is playing in a league, and it’s so much fun for all of us! He gets to do something he loves, Baby Gray gets to play and watch his daddy play, and I get to see Mr. Gray back in action. So much nostalgia. So many memories. So proud.
It seems like there’s a memory at every turn: he hit a batter, and memories came flooding back of the night he hit
what seemed like every batter in Industrial. He got in a full-count-two-outs-two-on situation, and I remembered all the nights he pitched his way out like it was for show. As he stole second, I remembered the times he just couldn’t stand still; he has to get out there and move–then ask if he looked fast when the game is over. As the wind picked up and we all started freezing, I remembered the “baseball bag” I hauled all over Texas with every little thing one might possibly need for Texas weather in just about any season.
Yeah, we’ve done this a few times. I’ll enjoy this league while it lasts and hope and pray that Baby Gray wants to follow in his daddy’s footsteps.
I don’t mind being a baseball family.
So cute 🙂 And I think watching Dad play a sport sounds like such a fun family event.
We are a huge baseball family too. My husband played all through school, following in his dad's foot steps. Now he coaches two of our sons little league teams. So much fun.
It's definitely fun for the whole family, Jessica!
Yes, Michelle, t-ball is on our radar with Dad as coach.
I dont mind watching him practice with my Mr. Hubs too. He even gave my kids a little coaching. It was fun.