A Day at the Ballpark

I love a sunny day at the ballpark.  The noise of the crowd happy to be out in the warm weather, the smell of hotdogs, the taste of an ice-cold beer.   I didn’t have a beer yesterday because I had to drive my three tired kids home, but I still had a great time.  We had a big gathering of family to celebrate my grandma’s 78th birthday and it was the perfect day for such a celebration.

The weather started out over-cast and a little cool, but then the sun came out and it was gorgeous.  The Tigers didn’t win, but our family did.  I think its fair to say that we all had a wonderful time.  Cousins played, moms and daughters enjoyed each others company, fathers and sons manned the grill.  It was all good.

It was the first time for Elena at the ballpark, and she was perfect.  She was passed around and loved on all afternoon.  Jason wasn’t able to make the trip down with us, and I was a little worried about going by myself with three kids — but who was I kidding?  I am never alone when I’m with my family and I had more than enough hands to help.  I’m not sure what I would do without my family, they give me strength when I feel like I’m lacking it, and the encouragement to help me realize that I can conquer our obstacles.  I love them all.

It has been a hard 9 1/2 months with lots of ups and downs, not only for me, but for my whole family.  Being able to spend an afternoon together and solidify our relationships is so heart-warming that I don’t have adequate words to describe it.  Life brings us challenges and it is nice to know that we have people who will stand by us through it all.  I would go to bat for any of them, as I know they would for me — and yes, that pun was intended.  Here’s to families, solidarity, shoulders that will be there for a good cry, laps that are open for a good snuggle, and sunny skies.

 

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~ by triumphsforelena on April 11, 2011.

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