Good Monday morning from the Knolltop. It's cool and a little overcast but oh so nice!
Yesterday I said I would be back with more about Luke's baseball showcase, but it's today now.
In July, Luke received a letter inviting him to a recruitment baseball came by IPFW. Indiana-Purdue Ft. Wayne University...or something like that. He was excited and so was everyone else. Because it was an all day thing, I was the lucky one who got to take him to Indiana!!!!
We arrived and signed in and he went on the field with about 100 other baseball players while all the parents sat around the field and watched. It was fun to just sit and enjoy the day but honestly, it was like watching a glorified baseball practice. I sat in the sun and got toasted to a crisp. It was 90 without a cloud in the sky and a slight breeze. As hot as it was, I so enjoyed being able to just sit and focus entirely on my boy. I watched him run bases, hit, catch a bunch of pitchers in the bull pen and then at lunch we walked to an auditorium to listen to the IPFW coaches talk about recruitment.
Of course I met a few friends while I was sitting around. One mom from Taylor, Michigan was telling me about her son's summer of playing 63 games of ball and the coveted letter from the Atlanta Braves asking him to come show off his stuff! That was so exciting I was elated for the mom and I don't even know her name!
I also met another mom who hails from my home county. We laughed at the fact that we all drove to Indiana only to meet someone who knows exactly where you live 3 hours away! I met a dad who had been married 3 times and who's son is a superstar and a proud grandfather who was surprised that this 45 year old woman would be able to talk antique tractors with him.
It was a great day with Luke and gave us a glimpse into what his future could hold...but only if he works hard to exploit his God-given talent!