Today was Jackson's first All Star game. It was a warm up tournament in Deep Creek. The boys did well. Jackson went 1-3 at bat with a walk and 2 RBIs. His first game he hit a triple. It was beautiful and I know it felt good.
Just prior to the game starting, I presented him with a rubber band bracelet that I had made for him. He had been asking me to make one for a very long time. I surprised him with it and told him it was "for good luck".
He wore it for the first game but was told by the Ump at the start of the second game he couldn't wear it. He was visibly disappointed. He struck out at his first at bat. He came out to me at the bleachers. I could tell he was trying to hide the fact that he was trying not to cry behind his batting helmet. And he says to me, quietly so no one else could hear, "I don't know why I can't wear my bracelet. "
I stuck it in his back pocket and he seemed happy with that.
When we got home, I suggested he try it on his ankle to see if it would fit. It did. And later this evening, he is still wearing it.
I know he would probably be mortified if he knew I was sharing this story. But I know that this is the kind of story I never want to forget. He'll always be my little boy.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.