I’m a proud mom. Proud daughter. Proud sister. Aunt. Friend.
And I’m an incredibly proud wife.
I’m so proud of Sam. I probably don’t tell him that as often as I should.
This weekend is a huge weekend for us. Sam will be sharing part of his story with some folks at the Rotary dinner in O’Fallon.
Due to the generosity of these amazing folks, Memphis was sponsored by the Rotary District 6510, and wears the Rotary wheel on his vest.
On Sunday, Sam gets to throw out the first pitch at the Southern Illinois Miners game! For those of you who don’t know, Sam is a huge baseball fan, and he even played back in the day!
Why are these small things such a big deal in our home?
Because if you knew Sam “pre-Memphis,” these things would have not been possible, it would have been incredibly difficult to go before a group of strangers and speak about his life. He would have wanted to sit in the back and hide.
Sam struggled in public. Sure, he made jokes, cracked a smile, but deep down he was fighting some serious issues.
He’s overcome so much. He’s still processing and healing and I couldn’t be more proud.
So, this weekend we celebrate these accomplishments because he’s gone through so much to get to this point: sharing publicly about his journey and sharing his story of hope.
Locals, the Miners game is part of This Able Veteran night! We’d love to see you at the game!
This is a reminder for Sam, anything can be accomplished if he puts his mind to it, and I hope he knows he can just power through with Memphis by his side!