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Memorial Day

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A Game to Remember Family is the most important thing to me. They are always going to be there for you when no one else is. Unless tragedy strikes and turns your whole world around. Every year for Memorial Day my family gets together and has a big picnic and we go to a parade in Pecatonica, Illinois. This is where most of us grew up so it just felt like going home whenever we went. My sister and I got put into Foster Care at the age of two. We rarely got to see our mother and a lot of other family members, so days like this were very exciting because we got to see everyone. This filled me up with excitement.
Memorial Day of 2012 was the one that stands out the most, and I did not even get to spend it with family. I had a baseball tournament
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We started off really strong and the score was 0-0 through the first two innings. Before I even got the chance to go bat, I heard my phone start to ring in my bag. I was not up for two more batters so I answered it. It was my sister and when she answered the phone she was crying. That’s when all of the thoughts started to run through my head because I knew instantly something was wrong. The first thoughts that went through my head was my great grandma or grandpa got hurt because they were the oldest and that’s who we lived with. I was trying to figure out what was wrong with her, but she could not stop crying enough to even talk to me. My emotions at this point are all over the place and I could not think straight. She then hand the phone to my great grandma so she could talk to me. I asked her what was wrong and all she said was, “ Something bad happened in the family, we all love you and we want you to do good today so focus on baseball and do good.” And all I heard was the dial tone at the other end of the phone. The silence just made me keep thinking of the worst possible situations. The screams from my teammates telling me that I am next to bat brought me back from my thoughts and I did what she told me to do and focused on baseball. It was time for my first at bat and I was shaking with fear, but what happened next, no one in the stadium
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