"Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older." - Peter Pan
I've never been a sports person. I've never walked onto a field or a court. I've never thrown a ball, swung a bat, or taken a shot. I don't have a favorite sport or a favorite team, and I certainly can't tell you the name of any famous player outside of Babe Ruth or Michael Jordan. I never know the rules and I understand very little about the game. But somehow, this little blue-eyed blonde changed all of that when he picked up his first bat, put on a tiny glove, and started swinging a little-bitty bat at everything in sight.
He stole my heart, and I melt every time he walks onto the field or the court; every time I catch a glimpse of him shooting in the driveway or hitting rocks over the fence. Thanks to him, I have lots of favorite teams now - the Rays, the Mets, the Cardinals or whoever he's playing for. I don't worry about knowing the stats on any athletes because my all-time favorite player is seven years old and goes by "Watson." Oh, and this player is special- I can tell you how many points he scored or runs he batted in. I know his strengths and weakness and the face he makes before he swings the bat or takes the shot. I can pick him out from all the other players just by watching how he stands. I still don't understand all the rules, but that doesn't stop me from making a fool of myself cheering for my favorite player...my number 13!
I've never been a sports person, yet, one of the greatest joys of my life has become watching him grow into an incredible young man both on the field and off. I've never been a sports person, but I will always be his biggest fan!!!