Summer is like a haven for us. Kevin can just be a boy. Going on field trips with his day camp. Hanging out at Nana and Papa's. Coming home from being out doing boy things covered in dirt and smiles. Swimming like a fish and turning golden from hours in the pool at the park. Weekend fishing trips with Grandpa and trips to the zoo as a family.
But best of all...he plays ball.
I took this picture while the coach was having a little chat with the boys and getting them refocused. I just love watching Kevin play baseball. He struggles so much all year to focus and comprehend and retain and keep up. Out on the baseball diamond, especially behind home plate as catcher, he finds his moment to shine. He is focused, purposeful, needed, dependable, and best of all, he is just one of the guys, working together on an even playing field. And by the way, this kid has a great arm on him!
I love this picture. It is such a perfect frame of their relationship. They had actually been playing and I was trying to get a picture of her squealing and throwing her hands up, but I caught this instead. One in a million, if I had wanted it I would have missed it shots.
I am so thankful that God has given Abby such an amazing big brother, and I am so thankful that Kevin has such a loving little sister. They are so connected to each other, it is a true blessing from God. I just pray that in the years to come, their relationship will continue to grow as a support and source of unconditional love.
How wonderfully wise and loving is the God that heard my "never again" but answered the prayer I didn't know to pray with a "yes" instead.