I can't believe it! Stories like this deserve to be made into a movie. To come back against all odds, including being down to their very last strike two separate times, and to come back and win the whole thing. Only one word can describe it. . . UNBELIEVABLE!
Friday started off pretty rough for us topping it off with the fact that I got a call from Kanin's school telling me that he had gotten sick and that I needed to come pick him up. I brought him home and, sure enough, he went straight to bed and slept for about 3 hours (totally not like him).
As Scott and I started to get ready to go to the game, we asked him over and over if he felt like he could make it and, of course, he said, "Yes." I was really unsure, though, and even took grocery bags with me in case he got sick.
I know. I know. Mother of the Year, right? But, how could I tell him that he could not go to Game 7 of the World Series. Bottom line, I couldn't.
When we got to the game, Kanin was not doing very well. I told him that I was just going to call my mom (Mama) to come pick him up and he begged and pleaded for me not to do it because he really wanted to go to the game.
The poor baby looked like this all night.
As we sat there all bundled up, Game 7 began.
First pitch of Game 7 by Ace Chris Carpenter. Carpenter pitched on 3 days rest and went for 6 full innings.
While I got to Mommy Kanin during the game, Scott got to hang out with his childhood friend, Chad.
Finally, we got to the top of the 9th with the Cardinals winning and our closer, Jason Motte, came out of the bullpen. After laying on me the entire game, I told Kanin,
"You gotta stand up. This IS IT. We are getting ready to be the World Series Champions."
Here is Motte coming out of the bullpen.
When that final out was made, the stadium erupted.
I can tell you that my tears were flowing. Not only because my team had just won the World Series but because I got to share that with my husband and son. I am so grateful and thankful that Kanin went to the game and that for the rest of his life he will remember that he was there the night the Cardinals won the World Series in Game 7.
I wouldn't trade this night for anything in the world.
I love making memories with my family.