Sunday, November 11, 2012

Live every day like its the last

Has it really been since Tuesday since my last post? Wow how time flies!

We've been in a bit of a funk around here the last few days.

Friday we found out that one of Carters coaches that he takes classes from at his baseball academy died suddenly. He was a young man, not yet married and had no children. We were in complete shock! We did not get any details, but from reading things on his Facebook page, it seems as if he may have taken his own life!
So so sad, so frustrating. Didn't he know there are hundreds of kids who adored him? He pushed Carter so very hard. Harder than any other coach. There were times that Carter despised him, because he worked him to the bone. There were days after catchers class that he would have red marks up and down his arms from blocking the ball. But man what an amazing catcher Carter is because of it!
Carter's last baseball game for fall ball was Saturday. He wanted to play in memory of coach K. So he wrote his name, along with an X for X Factor baseball on the side of his hat.

 I think Carter is still in a bit of shock. It won't sink in until he goes to his funeral if they have one, or goes to class and coach K is not there!
I spend a lot of time thinking about how my boys will be if we were to lose Jax. But there are some things you can never prepare for! Just a few months back we also lost a baseball player in his league from a brain tumor. Carter didn't know him, but he knew that another little boy his same age died. Life is short, which is why we try to remember to live every day to the fullest!

RIP coach K! We can only hope that you are now free from the pain you obviously had in this life.
I know you are watching Carter play ball with a big grin on your face from heaven, saying your favorite phrase, "Atta boy", after every great block!