baseball-mom.jpgAbout three years ago, Noah started playing Miracle Leaguebaseball exhibition games. They  only had games like twice a year or so and the purpose of the games were to raise awareness and funds (via donations) in order to build a local Miracle League field.

If you don’t know what Miracle League baseball is, let me explain. It is baseball for children with special needs regardless of whether or not they can walk or are in a wheelchair or must use a walker. Through Miracle League, these kids are able to experience the team sport of baseball. Each child is paired with an “able bodied buddy” to help them field the ball, bat, etc. It’s uncompetitive – there are no outs or strikes – in Miracle League everyone is a winner!

The field they play on is amazing. It is made of a special “turf” that allows the wheelchairs and walkers to go smoothly on it. It was super expensive though – 5.55 a square foot!!! – which is why it took so long to raise enough money to build it.

Once the turf was finished, everyone in the community was pretty excited! J signed up to be a coach and I a Team Mom. However, I didn’t get the official title of team Mom at that point because there were too many Moms volunteering!

But this year, they were in need of Moms to be team Mom since they have expanded and there are more teams this year than last. So, I’m officially a team Mom and J is coaching again. I’m really excited. My Mom was always a team Mom, room Mom, etc. and I have always wanted to follow in her footsteps but until now, I haven’t had that opportunity because Noah hasn’t been able to participate in sports.

Noah is SUPER excited about this; however, I don’t think he is too excited to share his Mom and Dad with the other kids! He really didn’t like sharing J at first last year, but he got used to it, so I’m sure he will get used to it again.

Oh, and check out the Miracle Leaguewebsite. There’s a cool slide show at the bottom of the page that shows some of the kids playing and Noahie is in there a few times. 🙂