Laser Focus

Omg, I can’t believe my last post was in January. How utterly embarrassing. The good news is, we haven’t had any foot news, which means no need to update the Clubfoot blog but we have had lots going on other than Clubfoot news, like softball, baseball for Young Jedi, a new puppy, Young Jedi’s journey, my 5 glorious days home alone over spring break even if I was getting the house ready to go on the market. I’m not entirely thrilled with the look of Sporty’s feet, especially her left, they look tight again, but she’s pain free and her cheetah speed is fully back so there’s positive in that. She’s been sprouting up like crazy so that probably explains the tight feet.

Life has been complete chaos lately and in that chaos softball season has started! Hooray! And now that our house has been listed and is selling ready (and is actually sale pending, fingers crossed for no glitches), I might, just might, have time to blog again. That is until school gets out in like 6 weeks!

Sporty doesn’t go to Dr Fluffy Unicorn until June, just before our move to Arizona. We’re still lacking a house but we belong to a health club cause this is what happens when Poppa Bear is in charge. We used it last week when we were there house hunting (with zero luck) and the showers are nice so I’m guessing when we move to Arizona with no house, we can at least shower there. Not sure what will happen to our truck full of stuff but maybe it can take the long route to Arizona. Seriously, cross your fingers that we can find a house soon cause I’d really like my eye to stop twitching.

But back to the title of this post, Laser Focus. That’s my Sporty when she hits the softball field. Seriously, I don’t know what happens to this girl but she crosses those freshly chalked infield lines and she matures and focuses in a way that is indescribable. If only she could do this with her homework and reading we’d be golden! Obviously, I’m extremely proud of her talent and skills on the softball field but what I’m most proud of is the leadership in her that I see emerging this year. Sporty is often the loudest, ok always the loudest on the field, but this year I hear her cheering on her teammates. Whether in the dugout leading cheers or in the batters box cheering on the batter before her, she can be heard telling them they’ve got this. She’ll even stand on third base and she’ll cheer on the batter to bring her home and give them an added pop of confidence. To me this is better than any pop fly caught or double hit or game winning run scored. She was even given the opportunity to pitch in the bottom of the 5th inning with her team up by one run and when I suggested she let one of the main pitchers take the mound that inning she didn’t even argue even though I know she really wants to pitch, because I know she knew deep down that it was in the best interest of her team to let someone else pitch. More than she wants to be on the mound throwing that ball over the plate, she wants her team to win!

Her team mom captured Sporty in the act, you can see the intense focus on every picture of her.

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