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.
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.