Max and I were out on the field throwing, fielding ground balls, catching and batting during baseball practice and a huge wave of emotion came over me tonight. I remembered dreaming of this for so long. After finding out we were have a baby boy almost six years ago I instantly began dreaming about the day that my boy and I could be on the diamond together playing a game that we both loved. It happened tonight.

He was having so much fun out there. He was genuinely excited to be running and hitting and playing. It made my heart swell with pride to see him out there having such a good time. I love this stage of life. He has turned out to be such a great, great kid and I’m proud to be his daddy. We have so much fun together.

I love my Max.

(If you are wondering where Mary was for this emotional moment, she had decided to go to the dugout and use her baseball cap to make “rock soup” during practice. I think that’s an original Mary recipe.)