On Saturday morning while getting ready to take my boys to Tee Ball my 8-year-old son Junaid said to his mom that he would really love to hit a home run in his match that day. Being the great mom she is Shameez encouraged him to pray and ask God to help him hit the home run he so much wanted and they immediately prayed together. We soon left home and headed to the Tee Ball field.
At this time I was still not aware about what happened at home. When it came to Junaid’s batting turn he hit a beautiful line drive through the diamond and the ball continued to race between two fielders allowing Junaid to complete his home run. All the supporters jumped up in jubilation to celebrate with Junaid. It was at this point that my wife Shameez told me about the what they (Shameez and Junaid) had prayed for at home. I immediately stopped and thanked God for answering Junaids prayer and making himself real to my son.
After the game I congratulated Junaid on his home run and also asked him about him praying and asking God to help him hit a home run and he just smiled with me and nodded his head in agreement. We spoke some more about it later on and I urged him to thank The Lord for answering his prayer and he agreed to do so.
I would like to take this opportunity to again thank The Lord Jesus Christ for making Himself real to my son in a practical way and for boosting his faith. My encouragement to the readers is to read Romans 1 : 21.
Remember to always give thanks and you will get more. Be blessed.
I find myself lost in thought thinking about how proud I am of my 2 boys. This week I’ll be blogging about my 2 sons, Junaid and Bladen. They have recently started playing TeeBall in the under 10yr old division and yes Bladen only recently celebrated his 4th birthday.
Bladen & Junaid in the dressing room before the match
TeeBall is a sport based on Baseball and is intended as an introduction for young players to develop baseball skills and have fun. The season kicked off 2weeks ago with a tournament where score was not kept and rules designed to maximize participation. Both of them had a great first game with Junaid hitting a homerun and Bladen believe it or not hitting a 3 bagger (ran to 3rd base). I thinks we have the next Babe Ruth in the making…
Junaid running his first homerun in his first ever TeeBall match
It’s really good to see my boys having so much fun and more than that I’m a part of their lives now! When I think back about 2 years ago I was just the father of these boys but now I’m their Dad. I can’t believe there was a time I thought I was better off not having my beautiful boys in my life because of my drug addiction.
Bladen getting ready to bat and subsequently hitting a 3 bagger
My life is so different now and I can’t imagine not having “my clan” around. I absolutely love spending time with my boys and being Daddy to them and I look forward to many new adventures together.
Joel 2: 25 thus says the Lord: “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locusts have eaten,”