Want To Have a Catch?

Yesterday had to be one of those days that I believe most father’s begin thinking about the day they find out they are having a son! An entire movie was based around the simple act of a father and son playing catch! The real blessing is that Austin won’t ever have to hear strange voices, plow through his corn, meet “Shoeless Joe Jackson”, go driving around with James Earl Jones and find “Moonlight Graham”! If I was staying true to the movie, he would actually have to do all of that so that Albert Belle could come play Leftfield and not “Shoeless Joe”. That’s because Albert was my favorite player..but I digress…For those that don’t know, all of the above comes from the movie “Field of Dreams”. Again, it’s a must see if you have not. Believe it or not, I am getting to my point. It was just one of those moments that you cherish and really look forward to. Just a simple game of catch. As we tossed the ball back and forth, I wondered if this is how we would talk about those really important things in life as he grows up. Would this be where I explain to him the pitfalls that I ran into and how he can avoid them? Would this be where we discuss his dreams and future plans? Or, would this simply be something he does more for me, than him? No matter what, I will always have this moment, this day and the bruise that he got from missing the ball will eventually heal! “Ease His Pain…..” (ha-ha)


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