You hit your first kid pitch home run, over the fence.
I was standing in the stands watching, with my video camera, of course. First a ball, then a strike. Then, you looked right over at me. You knew right where I was. I nodded my head in encouragement. You stepped back up to the plate. The next hit sailed over the fence in center field. You took your time strutting around the bases. The players on the other team all high-fived you as you passed. Your teammates were waiting to congratulate you at home plate. What a moment coming off the week of your ninth birthday.
I went over to the dugout to congratulate you right afterwards. I asked you, "Did you look at me right before you hit that ball?" You smiled that brace face, gap-toothed grin and said "Yes, and you went like this" and nodded your head. I like to think that was our moment. Mommy and son. With just a nod of my head, I was saying, "You got this, kid." Maybe, you even thought, just before hitting that ball, "this one is for you, Mom". At least that's the story I'll remember.
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, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember 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.