Originally published July 18, 2014.
This is dedicated to my friends, the 2014 Astros Moms.
July 18, 2014 is just another ordinary day for most people, but not for me. Not today. I plan to savor every minute of this extraordinary day. It’s the last day of the last road tournament of my youngest son’s youth baseball career. We’re all riding high off the excitement of a late inning victory last night and the hope of one last national championship, but I know when it’s over, win or lose, the reality will hit and we’ll all be a little sad. The reality is, it’s the last day of the last road tournament of our sons’ youth baseball careers. I feel a twinge of melancholy now before the first pitch is even thrown.