I don’t even know where to start. The support and love that has come through for my family has been incredible. I have so many stories to share. So many things to say… So many people to thank.
Sometime this morning, I added a few more to that list of people that I could never hope to repay. This morning, I found out that I am going to the SUPER BOWL! What?! WHAT?! Wait… WHAT?! Let me explain…
Hundreds and hundreds of people showed up for Nick’s Life Celebration on Saturday. It was amazing and God was truly present. Since he went home to be with Jesus, thousands of people have been sharing his story and watching his video. A couple of weeks ago, Russell Wilson himself tweeted about it. This morning, Jefferson Bethke shared it on his Facebook page. And, if you follow me on Facebook, this week, you saw that the Seahawks put together their own video for Nick where Russell Wilson himself said that he hoped to bring home the SuperBowl trophy FOR Nick. (In this video, Golden Tate also reminds us that God has a plan. And, Richard Sherman shared his wonderful smile and true heart for his fans. It’s stinkin incredible!)
Anyway… this morning, I got a call from Nick’s sweet sister, Michelle, that Overlake Community Church had two tickets to the Superbowl for me (WHAT?!) including the flight and hotel… Mind. Blown. Poor girl… All I could say for a solid five minutes was “What?!” I was speechless! I still can hardly wrap my head around it.
The story goes that a gentleman came in earlier this week and anonymously dropped off two tickets to the Super Bowl. He told the church to give them to someone who might need a little encouragement this year. One of the pastors had seen Nick’s Greatest Wish video and knew that Nick was a huge Seahawks fan from the video that Golden did. Overlake then decided that they wanted to give me (WHAT?!) the two tickets to the game and pay for my airfare and hotel! Can you believe it?
I am truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our community in all of the many ways they have reached out. I am so thankful for the support, the well wishes, the meals, the gifts, and especially the prayers (oh yeah, and these tickets…WhaT?). I don’t feel worthy. Of any of it. But, I’m also not crazy enough to turn down Super Bowl tickets… I obviously said yes. ;]
This coming week, I will be making my way over to New York with Nick in my heart, praise on my lips and wearing as much Seahawks gear as I possibly can! Wish me luck! And, let’s win it for Nick! GO HAWKS!