The cool evening breeze. The thump of a ball hitting a glove. The crack of the bat. Cheers rising from the stands for their favorite players. It is baseball season; time for America's favorite past time. This year, my husband and I get to coach a very special group of players with the Adult Challenged Baseball League.
Baseball is a sport that anyone who has an interest has the ability to participate. It is a time to build confidence. Time for friendships. Time to swap stories. Time for compassion. Time to dust the dirt off of each others knees. Time for learning. Time for leaning. Time to forget the rules and enjoy ourselves. Time for laughter. Even time for tears. Time for parents to take a break from caring for their forever children and bask in watching them run the bases... or all over the field as the case was tonight. Time for hand holding as we walk the bases in the correct order. Time for stomping home plate.
It's about time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kxoFfDd7TA (Special Olympics promo video)
Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created... (Beginning ... big inning. See, even God loves baseball!)