Kyle and I often talk of things we want to do with Grace. I don't like to call it a bucket list, because that sounds too final for me. We just talk about experiences we want her to have while she's with us, and we hope that's a really long time!
|Meeting Mizzou Head Coach Barry Odom|
|Photo opportunity with the Tiger cheerleaders|
It got me thinking about what it was that first got me interested in sports. And I remembered the first time in sixth grade when a friend invited me to a junior high basketball game. I went out to the garage and selected a couple of my favorite coloring books and some crayons and decided I was ready to go. My mom patiently explained that it probably wasn't the best idea to take those with me. I think she worried the other kids would make fun of me. But I couldn't possibly imagine what I would do at the basketball game for the whole time we were there.
|Hanging out with Mrs. Odom before the game|
|Family photo on the field before the game|
|Big dreams baby girl|
|Cheering is such hard work|
|Family photo at the stadium|
|Checking out the Mizzou Sports Arena|
As Grace's condition continues to regress, we don't know how long we will be able to take her places with us. And I didn't want to wait to see what next year brought before we tried to get to a football game. Someday, it won't matter whether or not we made it to that football game, but I'm so glad it was something that we got to do together.
|All smiles from our little Tiger fan|