“Run, Jasper!” Toddler Somersaults His Way To Home Base… And Just In Time!

a two-photo collage. the first shows 3 year old jasper mid-summersault as he makes his way from 3rd base to home plate. two men stand nearby encouraging him to stand and run. the second shows jasper running across the home plate.

When Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” he probably didn’t have this scenario in mind.


Still, these words somehow ring true about 3-year-old Jasper from Westlake, LA. This smart little boy has interests of all kinds and can even name all the planets and states, but it seems he still has quite a bit to learn about baseball. This is something Jasper’s mom learned in the middle of a very important game for his T-ball team, the Moss Bluff Reds.

Things were looking up when a successful hit meant Jasper could make his way to the home plate, but hopes were quickly dashed when the creative toddler chose his own way to get there. Rather than running or even walking, he decided that doing somersaults was the superior option. What a great chance, after all, for him to get a whole crowd to see how great he is at them!

His mom, on the other hand, felt differently about this choice.

“Run, Jasper! Run!” Rebeka Myers repeatedly pleaded.

But nothing could stop her little Jasper as he slowly, but surely, somersaulted his way from third base to home. Miraculously, this method didn’t keep him from getting there just in time!

“I feel like some of his purpose that God has given him is to make people smile… we just also want to share Christ’s love with that,” Rebeka said. “We want to give all the glory back to him because he’s the one that made Jasper just the way that he is and we wouldn’t change anything about him.”

Watch Jasper unapologetically be himself in the video below, and don’t forget to share.

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