Major league baseball player Stephen Piscotty’s mother Gretchen was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease) last spring. Stephen took a leave of absence from the St. Louis Cardinals on May 26, 2017, so that he could be with his mother. In December, the Cardinals, in a rare baseball move that was made out of compassion, traded Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics, largely so that he could be closer to his ailing mother. Gretchen died last Sunday night at the age of 55.
When Piscotty came to the plate for his first at bat since his mother’s death, the crowd gave him a nice ovation. It was an emotional moment for everyone who witnessed it.
All of this goes to show that we truly do appreciate Moms everywhere.
“Honor her for all that her hands have done…”—Proverbs 31:31.