Saturday, March 29, 2008

Play Ball!

Today marked the beginning of the Spring Season for Sam's t-ball team. It was "Opening Day." Wow - it's a big deal to them. They had a huge parade from McAulliffe Elementary to the ballpark, with festivities on the field. Pictures at 2:00pm and a game at 3:00pm. It was a full day to say the least. This is Sam's second season playing for the Red Sox, and he really enjoys it. He's a good head taller than the other boys on his team. I just look at him and wonder how quickly the rest of his "school years" will pass. It all whirls by me.

A few days ago, Sam and I had a date night at Starbucks. He had a hot chocolate and I had an Awake tea. We shared pumpkin loaf. Yum. I love these special dates with Sam. He tends to open up his heart in the most innocent ways, and share his thoughts with me. One little insight he shared was this: "You know mommy, Jesus has about this much of my heart." (He moves his hand over about 3/4 of the area of his heart.) "But the devil still has this much." (He motions over the remaining bit). I truly do forget what I said or what he said directly after this. I was moved. The battle for our children's hearts, minds, souls, attentions and affections is ferocious. Oh Lord, walk with him. I am so blessed to be the mommy of this precious, tenderhearted boy.

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In His Grip said...

Your baby is so very precious. Thanks for sharing special moments. Enjoy them, they do grow up fast.

The Dukes Family said...

Great photos. What an interesting comment from such a little boy. If Jesus has his heart, then I don't believe the devil has any of it, but how interesting that he feels the pull of sin and is even aware of it. How neat to watch him grow in wisdom and stature.

Amanda said...

What a sweet conversation with your baby, and I'm with Randi -- it;s awesome that he recognizes that pull of sin. I love the pictures.

One Busy Mom said...

All of these pics are awesome.....!