It taught me in a very vivid way that my children stronger than I think, that they are fully able to work through certain tough times without me trying to insert myself into the situation.
There are moments in a sports parent’s life that are embedded in your heart and memory so deeply that they will always move you when you think of them. One of those moments for me was when my 4th-grade son – who is now 28 – struck out three times in a playoff little league game.
As the game progressed, I sat calmly in the stands and watched him pitch competently, yet fail to have any success at the plate. His first time up, he struck out. His second time up, he struck out. His third time up, he struck out.