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MOST RECENT » Posted by Christopher Priebe on February 17th, 2014

Last night my 5 year old sons came up to me with their Spiderman bats in hand asking me to play baseball with them in our backyard. “Daddy, baseball’s my favorite! Is it your favorite too?”, Canan asked despite the fact he never plays nor watches baseball. “I like it”, I replied. “Especially when I get to play with you and Jonas!”

I shut my laptop, went out back, and threw the ball to them a few times while they swung erratically. It took a lot of coaching and a lot of attempts, but they started making contact with the ball. This was a pretty impressive feat considering who was coaching them and the fact that it was getting more and more difficult to see the ball. Jonas got a hold of the ball one of those times and sent it flying through the yard. By this time it was too dark to see and we couldn’t find it. Canan had a solution though. “God”, he shouted loudly, “can you please bring the sun back?! We need to see the ball!”

I started to laugh to myself, but immediately was hushed by some internal prompting. A couple thoughts rushed through my head:

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