I was not at game Sunday, Easter Sunday and being a pastor, my son came in to pitch against Alabama. I sat there overwhelmed with surreal moment of son pitching as, essentially, a first year player playing against SEC teams. He is a bullpen guy with 24 innings and 25 K's and 2 walks. Had .000 era before a homerun Friday and another Sunday which gives him.750 now. I realized that my son had surpassed in his first year anything that I could have imagined. He had a great HS career and played in some great travel ball moments for years but this year is so much bigger maybe because he is playing the best and is successful. I know the bad days will come but it is still going to be great.
He had a dream of playing in SEC/ACC but when he committed to UT they were really not that good. Now they are #4 in the nation. I just realized I never truly expected my son to be one of the main guys playing against the best in the nation. I'm really not trying to brag but just share the reality that my son exceeded any expectations I ever had for him. I had this moment with my middle son in college and my older son as a HS varsity basketball coach when he defeated his arch rival that he used to coach with as an assistant. Just a reminder for dad that at some point all of that money, long trips, practices, and one on one time is worth it.
So my question is how about some of you guys/gals that have watched your son's compete at the highest level. Give us your stories of when it clicked your son had completed one of his biggest dreams.