Are you going to teach theses boys baseball? I have received this question from several folks when I have told them we are trying to adopt two boys from Ethiopia. Some ask the question as if these boys will fall into a different category of son, one different from Titus and Nathan.
Titus and Nathan have grown to love baseball. I hate to admit it, but just last week the three of us were outside in a bitter 31 degrees throwing baseball together. Baseball is ingrained into what it means to be a Haskins boy. So if these two boys from Ethiopia become my sons, you better believe one of the first things we will do after getting off the plane is head out to the diamond, despite the weather. As a matter of fact, once we pass court in Ethiopia, they will not only receive new first names from us. They will immediately receive their very own Braves’ jersey with Haskins across the back. If they are to be called sons, they will have all the rights and privileges of a true son, which includes the opportunity to learn and appreciate the game of baseball.
Our pastor has recently written a short article concerning the role baseball can play in teaching our sons the gospel. After reading the article, I am even more emphatic. Will I teach these boys baseball? Like my life depends on it! Read Pastor David’s article here.