Joseph was overjoyed! But as we traveled this trip became more special. It brought back so many memories of Vince. Memories of all of us going to the Braves game, going over to his house or him to ours and sitting down watching the braves game. Remembering how excited he was to get Josiah a baseball bat with his name carved into the bat. We didn't realize how emotional this trip would be, but it was. It was almost like Vince was with us because absolutely without a doubt if he was alive he would have been in the back seat coming with us. Joseph's childhood is filled with memories of Braves games with his dad. As soon as I realized that I understood his love for the game. And now that Vince is gone the love is stronger because it's something that still connects him to his dad.
We had an amazing time. The road trip could not have been smoother except for our first night when Joseph decided to eat a bag of sunflower seeds, a couple of Diet Mountain Dews and a 5 hour energy drink! Talk about an upset tummy. I was worried we were going to have to turn back, but no way was this going to stop my man ha! We prayed, went to bed and thank God he was a new man in the morning. We arrived in D.C Thursday morning, pulled up to the first parking place we saw and the guy charged us $40 to park! Seriously!!! We were going to keep looking, but didn't want to get lost and Joseph was blowing up in excitement to get into the park... so we paid and parked.
Walking up to the stadium... My husband was so giddy!
*More posts to come*