The score is tied,
My first time ball player was walked to first base, stole to second, and to third
The bases are now loaded,
Jadon is on third,
The last pitch of the game is about to be thrown.....
Right down the middle of the field...
Jadon takes off, Everyone is cheering Jadon on...
He crosses home plate getting the 4th run to pull us into the lead,
Another player followed shortly behind.
The team wins 5-3.
Yes this is a simple rec baseball game but for me as his mom it was so much more. Hearing everyone cheering him on you saw a smile on my sweet boys face. "Did I do good mom?" as I wipe away a tear I say "yes, you did amazing and I am so proud of your" The confidence I saw in him tonight was amazing. For this 34 weeker who started out with a machine breathing for him he has come so far.
It add to it that when we found out he was a boy my FIL was ecstatic. He couldn't wait for him to be out of the field playing ball with him. We *tried* t-ball and well like most 4&5 who play t-ball it was tough and he had NO desire to play. When he came home this year and said he wanted to play we were sooooo happy. I was nervous because most of the kids have been playing for years and this would be his first real baseball season. His Grandpa D would have been so proud of him tonight. How I wish he had been here to see him play.
It hasnt been an easy season. The games are usually late and his ADHD meds have usually worn off and make games/practices a little tough in the focus department. Alot of "pay attention" "watch the ball" .... He has rarely hit the ball in the games, and if he makes it to the base they usually get their 3rd strike out before he makes it to the home plate. Tonight was the first time he crossed the home plate and it was HUGE for him! I can't even begin to explain how amazing it was to see the smile on his face when he walked out of the dugout.
We have had a rough few weeks with him. But tonight, let just say my mommy heart needed this tonight.
He also made it through the day with no notes from his teachers and we made it through homework without a knock down drag out... that in itself is huge.
The dr is switching his ADHD meds starting on Thur. I am nervous as the last time we tried this it turned into a nightmare. But he has outgrown his current medication and we have to try something new. I always hate this process but I have emailed all his teachers and I will keep him home Thur just to keep an eye on him. His teachers have ensured me that they will keep a good eye on him and let me know how he is doing. Hoping for a smooth transition with this new medication.
Ready for the pictures now Jaxson can not wait to get out there and play! He loves watching Jadon and cheering for him. I love these two with all my heart!
Congratulations to Jadon on this big game for him :) I can imagine how proud and happy your heart must have felt.
Best of luck with the change of medication this week. Hoping it's a smooth transition for you all.
Hooray Jadon! That is so awesome - those moments are just that much sweeter when you've had to struggle to get there. I hope the medication switch went ok.
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