Exactly one year ago, I wrote this post. My youngest son Sean had shattered his arm two days earlier.
This is what the x-ray looked like. He had surgery and a couple pins were put in. His little league season was put on hold and he was in a lot of pain.
My request was for extra Cubs cards to be sent to him. The generosity of several bloggers brought lots of smiles to his face over the next several weeks. The first thing he did when he came home from school was check to set if there were any bubble mailers or boxes for him.
As you can see from the Sean-o-meter, he ended up with over 1,000 cards for his collection. I again want to thank all of you who sent him cards. It was a very generous thing on your part and it was greatly appreciated by Sean and me.
Today his arm is 100% healed. Other than a small scar, you'd have no idea what had happened to him a year earlier.
He did get to play in the last three weeks of his season. And he was the only kid in the league who wore stirrups. He's starting to appreciate that this is what real ballplayers look like. Or at least that is what I have brainwashed him to believe!
This year he moves up from the coach-pitch league to the real thing, with kids pitching and trying to strike him out. He also is on a new team, the Tigers (...and this sad league has no team called the Cubs!) Practice started on Monday, and the games begin a few weeks after that.
Go Tigers! (eww....that just is so hard to say!)