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Monday, October 24, 2011

Amazing Grace.

My youngest son plays Jr Rams Football for Holt.  His last game was Saturday (Oct 21).  His team played against the St. Johns Jr. Redwings.  Friends of ours and the Jr. Rams have organized a pop can drive for us and have had a trailer at every Jr. Rams game so that people drop off pop cans.  On the side of the trailer there's a sign that talks about why they are doing it.  Something like: "Pop can drive for Coach Brinkerhuff, he's been diagnosed w/ an inoperable brain cancer, please help even 1 pop can".  I think it might say more than that, but I didn't get a good look at it.  It sits by the entrance to the playing field so all can see it on they're way to the  stands.   Apparently the St. Johns team saw it, and unbeknownst to us took a collection up from all the fans/parents on their side of the field that day.  Towards the end of the fourth quarter the announcer said, "Folks, please stay seated after the game for a special presentation".  We had no idea what was going on, so we did. After the teams all slapped high fives, they gathered in the middle of the field and took a knee all facing each other and the St. Johns team presented my husband w/ $270 they had collected from their fans.  How amazing is that?  Thank you, you have no idea how much it helps.

Then after the game our team had a little presentation all their own, they had collected money, I'm not sure if it was just from our team families or all the Jr. Rams teams, they presented my husband w/ a beautiful framed pic of the team w/ all the kids signatures, various gift cards to restaurants and grocery stores.  Hugs and encouragement.  What a great family, Thank you Jr. Rams football.

Thank you also to our great friends who, at a BBQ a few weeks ago presented us w/ a generous $275 Meijer gift card from our little group the Garage Crew.

Money has been really tight, all these things are a huge blessing, thank you so much, we are so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people.

1 comment:

  1. Lynn, I am your flaming idiot's first cousin. My mother was a brinx. I have found old photos of your brinx sibs and need guidance. The entire Hudson brinx clan puts the fun in dysfunctional and i am used to sensitivity and communication issues. I would love to send a nicely framed photo to John IF it would be received in good cheer. If not, I get that, but maybe you would like to have the photos for your children or FB