I could not sleep this morning. My boys are headed to North Carolina tomorrow for the NTIS games. I kept thinking about how fast time goes, and in a blink of a eye they are all big. I decided to stop fighting the sleep and get out of bed. Yes, waking up at 3am can be productive.
I decided to go look at family photos and found so many photos that just took me back many years of memories. I could not stop smiling and I kept thinking...
I AM SO THANKFUL THAT I TOOK THIS PHOTO.
I FORGOT I HAD THAT PHOTO.
I WANT TO REMEMBER THIS.
I NEED TO KEEP TAKING EVEN MORE PHOTOS.
I EVEN LOVE THE BLURRY ONES AND THE ONES THAT I THOUGHT I LOOKED HORRIBLE IN YEARS AGO.
So I thought I would share just a couple of my favorite baseball memories since my boys are going to NC.
Zach is in second row- second to the left and smiling right at me. Ty coached him all the way from t-ball until high school. Ty is in the far right corner. I was never able to sit with Ty at any of the games until this past season. I love that he always made every effort to be at every game.
Yes, I was that mom and took thousands of photos of my boys playing baseball, BMX racing and dancing (my girls).
I am so thankful that I have these memories. We have spent many good times as a family watching Zach and Ty play. I love the look on his face here.
I love being his mother and being the mother to six other amazing human beings. I love knowing this photo was at Steamboat Springs, CO. We took the tram up to the very top so that the team could get their 2nd place trophy for the tournament. Such good memories... (and yes, at the time I thought I looked bad... now I am just thankful for THIS photo and that it captured such a good memory)
Now he is 15 years old (almost 16) and headed to play again in North Carolina. He will get home and start high school on Monday. Yes, he is growing up.
If you have little ones... trust me, they grow up fast- enjoy every little second. Remember to laugh lots and lots and take those photos. I'm sure glad that I did.