Julia and I went to Indiana to celebrate my first grand nephew Noah's first birthday. It was a very nice party and we had a very nice time visiting, but the most marvelous occurrence happened after the party. My nephew's father-in-law, Dave, was throwing balls for his 5 year old grandson to hit -- the little boy being quite good at soft ball. Julia asked to join, and Dave encouraged her to look at him and to look at the ball. And right there and then, Julia started hitting the ball. She hit one into a tree top! How incredible!
She played again this morning before we headed off to home. She was able to take a bit of coaching about her stance and her grip. She hit many more balls.
And after she was finished, it was time to relax. And relax she did, swinging with such a big smile on her face.