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Aaron Judge and the other side of the coin

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I love the coverage the media is giving to Aaron Judge’s adoption story. As an adoptive parent, it is a beautiful moment to show my son that adoption IS a beautiful thing and there are others like him. As a parent, it gives me hope that adopted children can be grounded, well rounded and content with not knowing all their bological roots-and happy with their childhood despite not knowing all the details. I know all adoption stories are different, but this one gives me hope.

But I must share, on the other side of the coin, is a biological mother that gets no name, photo or acknowledgement for her gift of life. She carried him 40 weeks to create a plan for his future. She chose opportunities for him that she could not provide and God blessed the mess.

I remember waiting those 48 hours, unsure of our future, but trusting in God’s plan for creating our family. So here is a shout out to the birthmother that gifted Aaron to all of us and turned 9 months into a lifetime. Dear birtmother, your selfless sacrifice made history.

I hope stories like these shine the light on the beauty of adoption and how much God loves creating families in all kinds of unique and magnificent ways.

For the love of baseball

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This team of lottery picks thrown together to make a team finished last in the league with zero wins.

A defeated season…zero, zilch, nada.

We even questioned entering the tournament, but thought why not?

Our first game was against the first place team. A team that beat us 15-2. A team that has not lost a game in 2 years. David vs. Goliath.

We won 11-9.

We celebrated like we won the championship! We hugged and cried and cheered and got dessert. We. did.it! We lost the next two games (though the second one came close) and ended our season, but we will always have THAT win.

Unforgettable and all for the love of baseball.