Lefty is turning 9 years old this weekend. As I look into his young face, I sometimes get a glimpse of the young man he will eventually be. A lot of his life centers around baseball right now, and if I am being honest, I hope it always does. However, that may be my dream, not his. He will have to find his own way in life, whether that is baseball or not. What I really hope for Lefty is that he always follows his passions in life. I hope he always finds the positive in life experiences and people. I hope he is of service to others. I hope he is always confident and happy. I hope years from now we can sit at a ball game and talk about these “good old days” and both look back with a smile.
I look forward to seeing the man Lefty will grow into. I hope I will always add value to his life. Whether he is playing baseball or chasing his dreams off the field, I will always be his biggest fan.
I hope one day, he gets to experience the joy I get from being his dad.
Happy Birthday Lefty!