Wright Words: Are your kids playing sports for you or for them?

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 23 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

When my son and his siblings think back on their childhood, I want the images to be filled with lessons of work, play and faith. And I want to be posing in as many of them as they will invite me into. But I don't want to create their favorite childhood memories, I want to join them.

As Kason made the final decision to contact his coach and hang up his cleats, at least for organized baseball, he asked me a final question: "Dad, if I quit, will you still play catch with me in the yard?”

Yes, yes, I will.

Jason F. Wright is a New York Times best-selling author of ten books, including "Christmas Jars," "The Wednesday Letters" and "The 13th Day of Christmas." He can be reached at feedback@jasonfwright.com or jasonfwright.com.

Get The Deseret News Everywhere