RIDER PRIDE and awesome people!
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY back in May (on the 13th actually) when we took Sam in to the neuro-surgeon at the Children’s Hospital(our last one to see him for!! yippee) we started talking to a man and his wife who were waiting in the waiting room with us for thier daughter to see a doctor. The man started a conversation with us over Samuel’s Rider hat… assuming we were from Saskatchewan. We told him we were from Neepawa and he shared how he knew some people in Neepawa.
In our conversation we told about how we got Sam’s hat signed, how we thot Samuel had lost it, etc. and life in general but nothing was ever said about the reasons for us being at the doctors. I think there might have been something said about an accident, but somehow we were talking about the Ronald MacDonald House and how our Pastor got us in there.
Well the next day or 2 this man was extremely busy!He started calling the Roughrider’s in Saskatchewan and then started calling around in Neepawa to find out who our Pastor was and who we were. Once he ahd found Pastor Dean, he told him about meeting us at the Hospital and then was told about our story. That was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in May. This man kept in contact with Pastor Dean and recently a package arrived at the church for Sam….
And last night Pastor Dean and Pam (his wife) came over for dinner and a visit and brought a bag of goodies for Sammi!Inside the package there was a Grey Cup Championship Hat signed by Eddie Davis (defensive back), a flag signed by the majority of the team, a scarf signed by a bunch of the team, a pom pom, and a card from the events co-ordinator that told the story about how they came to know about Sam and that if we are in the area of Saskatchewan, they would like to treat him to a game– just give them a call! It was amazing!
When I first learned about the man (all we know is his name was Terrence) I called Dennis at hoome and had such trouble getting the story out to him since I was crying, Dennis was speechless and the whole thing made both of us just stop and be in total amazement of people that God has put in our lives even if just for a few minutes.
We will be writing to the Riders to thank them, and framing the scarf and maybe the flag. We are still in shock … reading the card again and I am still amazed at people and what they wildo for people that they dont even know!
I know that Terrence will not read this but I have to say it anyway:
Thank you so much Terrence. You have put a huge smile on Sam’s face that will be there for a while which means we have smiles on our faces too! Thank you!
People like Terrence are part of the reason why I started this blog and the biggest reason why I titled it visibleangels….