DD is a senior and is just starting her last year of TB before going off to college.
I have so many memories…
Yesterday we were ˝ hour early for DD’s pitching lesson. I was watching the lesson before hers, a kid about 11 or 12 just starting out. She and her Dad probably have no idea what they are getting themselves into…
There have been many good and bad experiences since the beginning. I tried to think of the bad ones and had trouble. I tried to think of good experiences and flooded my memory; first team – Pink Panthers (little league); first TB team – Dirt Devils; first pair of metal spikes; first time the drop actually worked; first pitching coach; first trip to Colorado; first perfect game; Varsity as a freshman; first college contact; first softball camp and photo with Jenny Finch; making the 18 Gold team; bad tournament food; long days in the sun… on and on and on….
I wouldn’t trade these years for anything.
I guess what started me thinking about this stuff is the past weekend. Our family travelled to MMI (Marion Military Institute) in Alabama for an official visit and DD was offered a spot on the roster. DD was BEAMING all the way home and couldn’t stop talking about softball and college. She is still holding out for a particular school in Northern California, but she tells us that is a major relief to know she has a solid backup offer.
As tired and broke as we are, DW and I are looking forward to this last year of DD playing softball from home. We are so proud of her!!!