Jennifer and Rodney, were newlyweds when I first met them. They were a delightful couple and we were so happy to have them on our coaching staff. Rodney is an excellent coach and we shares several chapters of life with them. We made a lot of treasured memories and are grateful for their friendship. Rodney, now a Head Coach and Jennifer a mother of three, live a full making a difference in the lives around them.
Today, I recieved an email from Jennifer.
I am sending out this email to all who are local and are in my contact list. I want to share a story with you about a precious little girl and her family who chose to make every second of everyday for 10 months count! I have had the privilege to be part of an amazing journey and on the planning team for sMiles 4 Sammy.
The story behind sMiles for Sammy started February 28, 2011 with a precious child named Samantha Rose Scott. Her daddy coaches football with Rodney at Vista Ridge. Sammy was born with Trisomy 18 and wasn't expected to make it to term. She reached that milestone! There was a possibility that she could be stillborn. She wasn't and reached the milestone of getting to go home with her family! She fought everyday for 10 months reaching amazing milestones that far surpassed anything the doctors expected! On Christmas morning, her fight ended. Sammy was a bright light for all who met her! She changed more lives in 10 months than many of us do in years! We are using Sammy's story to reach others through the platform of "What can you do in 10 months?" The possibilities are endless...through helping special needs children have a place to play sports without any barriers, to helping people see that each day is a gift~make it count!
I am inviting you to join in on an amazing event to help raise money to build an all abilities baseball field in Williamson County for children with special needs.
My heart was touched by her words. I wish I could have told her so while visiting on our porch, but that not being possible I sent her a email hug!
Jennifer dear, I've just read your email and my eyes are brimming with tears. I love the way you told Sammy's story and the uplifting action you have taken to celebrate her precious life. I trust God will use it all to heal the hearts of all who love her. I was touched by your sweet spirit and wanted to tell you. Jennifer, you and Rodney have a special place in our hearts, we will always love you and are honored to be your friends. Your lives are reflecting Christ's unconditional love. A much needed light! I am so proud of you,Jennifer! The respectful wife, loving mother and forgiving friend you are. You let His light and truth illuminate your corner of the world. Mike and I are so proud of both you and Rodney, knowing the difference you are make in your comunnity and the precious lives of the children you are raising. We know how busy and crazy life can be with 2 girls and a boy! There is rarely a moment of solitude, quiet or order but we want to assure you that you will never regret giving it your all! Your lives are moving at a non-stop pace now, a bit like bicycling through a tunnel, but keep seeking God, admiring your husband and equipping your children for the future, then one day you will suddenly ride out of that tunnel. Exhausted and victorious! It was during these hectic years we learned the power and the reality of God's words, "we can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens us"!
We treasure the memories we share and always look forward to hearing what God is doing in your lives. He is so good!:)
I'm a 'middle-age' cheerleader happily married to my high school boyfriend! I call him Coach.... because he is one! A Texas high school football coach to be exact...and the finest man I've ever known. I love him. I love encouraging him and our three 'twenty something' children (aaahh...just the thought of them brings tears to my eyes)plus a growing family and many precious friends. All of which have blessed me deeply! And that's why I love to cheer!