The loss was devastating for both of us.
We used that special time to see each other more, as I am divorced.
Here's an (amazing) update:
But the next day, I took him there and we both held our head's high.
He performed well and was a high draft pick.
To say that he (and I) were excited for this season is an understatement.
We'd talked about it since he was 5 years old.
1 - the League President
2 - the division Commissioner
Both of whom are on the Board.
These two men (plus one other) were the only voices who opposed my banishment.
They loved my son and they knew I was nothing but a positive influence.
It was the best place for him.
They told me "they'd look out for him" because he's a good kid.
He had more HR's than singles.
And was the team's pitching Ace - he only gave up two hits all season.
He was the team leader and it showed.
He started the game and faced the other top players - and came away with the Win.
And in the championship game -
Son hit a Home Run, hit the fence with a line drive, and pitched three innings to save the game and get the run.
MVP of the season, All Star Game, and the Championship Game!
Humble, helpful, strong, and talented.
They have a very good shot to make it to the Little League World Series Regional Tournament.
In 10U and 11U they never lost a game for the City Championship - and if they do that again, Its LL WORLD SERIES TIME!
He was nominated by the President and Commissioner and the Board accepted!
We've now come full circle.
They banned me, but honored him.
Was it hard to see the sadness in his eyes when I wasn't the coach?
Was it hard to keep our heads high despite on the drama?
But it's also made his victories that much sweeter.
He had to face more challenges than most, and won.
I'll never forget how they stole these moments from my son and I.
But more than anything, I'll never forget how proud I am of him for standing strong and winning.
I didn't know my son's time in LL would also provide such a raw life lesson as well.
But now he knows + now he knows how to win.
BE THE WINNER
My poor son hadn't really accepted that I was out for good.
His hopes were higher than mine.
BE THE WINNER
That's how you stand up to a mob and that's how you stand up in the culture wars.
And now my son knows the drill at an early age.
This is the message I'm trying to spread.
Thank you for all your support, esp. over the last 15 months!
One of the best ways to win any personal conflict like this is to be
Life is a “practice” so I’m still working on this one but the lesson is the same: