The mom’s in my life are so special that I decided they were too good to post this along with everyone else’s posts about their mother.
So happy Mother’s Day first to the incredible mother of my boys. The way my boys look up to her and love on her really is well deserved. She is patient and kind and always supportive of the boys’ dreams even if it means sitting at the ballpark watching them play baseball on her special day.
A very happy Mother’s Day to my special mom who has helped raise me to be what I believe is a pretty decent contribution to society and more importantly she has been an incredibly loving and supportive grandmother. Sorry we missed your day yesterday, but your understanding and support of the boys’ schedules is also another component of why you are so special.
Sitting in the holding room for jury duty and the lady across from me is pounding away on this relic while entering the results into a spreadsheet on her brand new surface.
Tonight was the first game of the playoffs for Mason’s hockey team. After an up and down season they took the 4th seed in a 16 team league and tonight’s game was a tough one. After three periods it ended at 2-2 with Mason’s team going into overtime on a 5 on 3 penalty kill. After a scoreless 5 minute overtime it came down to a best of three shoot out. Mason’s coach chose to shoot second and then pulled Mason to the side and told him “I chose to shoot second because you are going to win this game for us.” And what do you know, Mason went out and saved the first shot, our shooter went down and had an amazing deke and a goal. Mason then made a phenomenal (lucky) save with the butt end of his stick. Our next shooter put on a great deke but lost the puck. Then came their third shooter and Mason stood strong. I hate to leave things to sports, but I was so proud of how he stood up to this test of pressure. Below is a video clip, filmed by another dad, of the last shot. What is perhaps even more heart warming is that the team you see watching and cheering after the save is the other team from our Kirkwood club that we will face tomorrow in the second round.
I am totally blown away by the generosity of our family and friends. Two days ago we met our goal of $4000 and I ask to push towards another $1000. In those two days we raised $910 alone. You are all so incredibly amazing and I can’t thank you all enough. We walk tomorrow night and please know that we will be walking with you thoughts of you and your support. My fact of the day (last two days actually) will be just an image of our hero, Cutler. This December will be 7 years!
For those that haven’t had the chance yet, don’t despair as the site is open for at least another month!
Thank you very much to everyone who has donated and helped share our message. Today we surpassed our original goal of $4000. Pretty amazing to get such support in only 21 days. But don’t think the effort is over. Time to stretch the goal a bit and see if we can get to $5000!
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