Monday, September 23, 2013

Starlight Night

I won't pretend that Caleb doesn't often get the shaft when it comes to having a "normal" life.  It's getting closer than it was 2 years ago, but he still lives in a world of doctors, hospitals, and therapies.  There aren't many six year olds who understand trach care, can spout off a list of diagnoses, and can hook up and run a feeding pump.  It's a big responsibility being Abby's Big Brother.  

But once in a while, because of Starlight, our family can get together with other families who "get" our life.  And best of all, we can have some fun!!

Last Wednesday was one of those nights.  Matt couldn't come because of youth group, so we brought Sara with us!

We went to a high school in our general area, whose field hockey team had chosen Starlight to be their charity this season.  Instead of just raising some money for the charity, the team decided to take it a step farther and have a Starlight Night.  They invited families to the game, but it didn't stop there!

Everybody got specially-made shirts signed by the team.  

The kids got to go out on the field, have their names announced with team members, and run through the team tunnel before the game.  

During halftime, we all went out on the field again and the kids took shots in the goal.  

We thought they were just borrowing balls and sticks, but the kids were thrilled to find out that they got to keep them!!!  

JV players sat with the families and played with the kids, and everyone was SO nice and understanding!!  The kids even enjoyed watching the game!

The field hockey team really went out of their way to make the kids feel special and loved.  We all had a great time!!  Thank you, Bulldog Field Hockey, for really going above and beyond.  As always, we love Starlight!!

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

What a neat thing for this hokey team to do!! Bless. Their. Hearts!! ;)