My sister Maggie had her final softball game ever last Friday.
After 18 straight years of playing softball, it was over.
Such a shock to my entire family.
But I am so happy that I was there.
So happy my girls were there.
To cheer her on and make more memories.
They have always been such big fans of Aunt Maggie.
I might go so far as to say, her biggest fans.
They have watched this over the past four year……..
And now it’s their turn.
They talk about being just like Maggie.
They talk about being on TV one day just like her.
I have a feeling that they will be.
Just look for the girl covering her face with her glove :)
And guess who just started her career at age five.
That’s right, Miss Mia Adeleigh signed up for softball for the first time last week.
All the cheering for Maggie got her excited to play.
She will be playing with 7 year olds even though she is just 5.
She was very upset she was not able to get number 15 like Maggie.
Or number 6 like Mommy.
This jersey, number 13, was the only jersey that remotely fit her.
So it had to do.
Later she remembered that Taylor Swift’s lucky number is 13.
So she settled, for now.
After watching her “Pink Panthers” team play, she decided she could hang.
So Steve took her to get her very first pair of spikes, batting gloves, knee socks,
and her name on her jersey.
She came home and immediately put on the entire uniform.
Then she headed outside and swung the bat she borrowed from the team, for at least 45 minutes.
She came in to show me her stance.
”A serious face just like Maggie",” she said.
I almost cried.
At bedtime she laid out her jersey flat on the ground.
Beneath it she placed her shorts.
Then her pink under armour socks below those.
Next, her new spikes underneath the socks.
She then laid out her batting gloves at the end of her jersey arms.
She topped it all off with her new hat and hopped into bed.
”Good night mom! I will be ready to practice hitting in the morning!”
I can NOT wait to watch her play this summer……..