Janson's Greatest Day of Baseball!

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Janson's Greatest Day of Baseball!

What made Janson's Baseball Jamboree such a great day? Did he make a fantastic play, have a home run, score a run? No to all of these!

Janson did squeak out one little hit, but nothing more remarkable; unless you want to count 4 strike outs.

But as a dad something very special happened today. I always tell my kids to work hard and apply themselves. That effort is more important than talent. Sports is a way of teaching life lessons.

Normally he has to be forced to practice with me. He doesn't want to put in any extra effort. He is distracted and spends a lot of time playing in the dirt rather than watching the game.

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But last night Janson came and asked me if I would take him early so he could practice his batting! I was thrilled. During the game he tried hard to pay attention. He was distracted here and there, but he moved on every ball hit. Nothing got by him (nothing came to him), but he ran towards the ball when every it was near him.

After the game driving home he asked me what prioritize are!! From a 7 year old! Then he asked me what my prioritize where. I told him God, My Family, and humanity. Then I explained that different people have different gifts and abilities and what we need to do is search out what God wants from us and do the best we can towards that end.

He shared his some of his dreams with me and his goal of being a baseball star.

As a dad to hear my son finally starting to get it and having a goal and a vision for himself was really touching.

I don't know if he will be a Baseball Star, but I know he will be a Star at something.


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Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change

With three boys, it seemed I lived at the baseball field. But every once in a while, I miss it now that they're all grown. I still remember my son's first season. He was totally distracted watching the gophers on the field!

Mar 10, 2012 01:40 PM #1
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage, NMLS 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

If there were more dads in the world that were as involved with their kids as you are, the world would be a much better place.  You're a great role model and I think your kids are starting to notice.

Mar 10, 2012 02:28 PM #2
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

This is a real "feel good" story Gene, I'm sure it made you very proud as a Dad.

Mar 10, 2012 08:41 PM #3
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Thanks all.  I do love being a dad and that is the thing I am best at.  Have a great day.

Mar 11, 2012 01:20 AM #4
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Janson is the star of his dad's eye as well he should be!  Two of our five grand-kids are into ball this year.  Both girls!  Sure wish we lived close enough to practice, watch and enjoy them and their ball games.  Keep us posted on Janson and his upcoming games! 

Mar 12, 2012 03:18 AM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gene, the greatest pleasure is to watch our kids grow within!      What a great story that sure gives us all a good feeling!

Mar 13, 2012 01:34 AM #6
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