It's not too often that I post an entire blog post about my own personal life. But what I was up to this weekend is a huge part of who I am. So I wanted to share and I hope that is ok :) This is what my entire weekend was full of....
My annual all night softball tournament and fundraiser was this weekend. I started it last year because of this girl right here...my best friend, Amberly.
This picture was taken last year, our first year of the tournament. We raised LOTS of money to send her little family to Disneyland and to help with medical bills. This year she choose another family and we did the fundraiser for them.
Here we are this weekend. I tried to tell her she didn't need to come and that she should stay home and rest. But this girl is stubborn and she does what she wants ;) So I was so happy to have her come for a little bit! Sadly, the next day, she was admitted into the hospital. To say my life is a roller coaster right now is an understatement!
This is the Terry Family, the family that Amberly chose for us to sponsor. Their 12 year old, Zachary, (in the yellow) has a rare degenerative disease and he is aging backwards. His nightly seizures erase his memory. His dad is out of work and they have no insurance. The money that we raised will hopefully make a little dent in the stress and hardships that they are facing.
A week of rain stopped for our tournament. Then on Sunday, it was back. Coincidence? I think not.
We had so much support from our little community. And of course DCWV donated an amazing basket for me that we silent auctioned.
Raffle, silent auction, live band, radio station, face painters, dinner and breakfast....it was quite the production. But it was all worth it!!
22 teams played all night long. These were our winners! They were amazing, didn't loose one game :) My hubby's team came in 2nd so I was pretty darn proud of him!
I feel like this tournament has become "my part" of the world, trying to leave it a little better than I found it. It's work. And this year it came at a really difficult time of my life dealing with Amberly's health. But I promised her that I would continue to do this. That was our deal. If I did it for her, then I would have to keep it up every year helping someone else. And she knows that I am always good on my promises :)
Thank you for letting me share. I will be back on Wednesday with a darling project that my 6 year old made for his school Art's Night. He inspires me!!!!
Have a fabulous day :)