The Spartans won their first playoff game tonight against Kennedale 64 to 59! Whew! What a great game that was exciting, explosive and just plain fun! Garrett did a great job as well as all of the other guys. Garrett's smile was absolutely priceless as he came up into the stands to give us all a hug. His Aunt Kelly and Uncle Brian arrived just in time for the game from OKC and drove back afterwards....so touching. It was wonderful having my Mom, Aunt Dianne, our life group friends, David and Tracie and all of our fellow friends and fans! It was loud in that gym!
This morning as I was about to leave for work, I was on my knees just thanking God for the many blessings He has given me. In my conversation with Him, I asked him specifically for a win tonight because I know that He loves to bless us. I told him that this Mom is asking for a win for her son to help the pain he feels in missing his dad. I know that Garrett misses his biggest cheerleader in those stands. We have been experiencing so many of our "firsts" and I asked that this particular first would bring Garrett and all of us joy. It did, and we say thank you, Lord.
Today has been full of emotion as the staff at church celebrated birthdays and my send off. I was given a beautiful card and a Brighton bracelet that has engraved "Embrace The Journey". I found myself in tears most of the morning as I anticipate my last day on Thursday as my friends mean so much to me. I also was sad knowing that Pat would have loved watching Garrett play basketball in his first playoff. I don't know what goes on in that heavenly place, but I do hope that Pat gets to see glimpses of our joy.
Ready for the next game this Friday against Abilene, but I do not know the details just yet!