yep. that’s right. my mom is getting married.
my dad went to heaven almost 3 years ago. he was the greatest… and loved us all well.
for all of this time my mom has been strong and confident that God is good, all the time.
now… he is showing his Goodness to her BIG TIME.
she has spent the last year and a half rediscovering her joy through music… and dancing.
she wasn’t looking, wasn’t discontent, wasn’t lamenting her widowhood.
she was living. each day finding the joy and finding healing through every note of live music that she drove a gazillion miles to hear.
in walks the ultimate dance partner…
the team is comprised of high school boys from all over sumner county, 4 different high schools are represented on this team. one of the coolest things has been to see them work together and grow into a really genuine friendship… i love when unnecessary boundaries between schools are crossed!
the spirit of rugby is so refreshing and compelling. the tradition is to have a get together between the opposing teams following a match. on a few occasions we have found ourselves lining up with parents and players from the “other” team to share in a cookout. so great. you don’t see that happening after high school rival football or basketball games, that i’m aware of. so it’s really special. clearly.
the Sumner County Rugby league was started by local chiropractor Chuck Woosley, when his own passion for the game led him to round up some rugby loving friends and start the team. we have had to travel to games many times because there aren’t any other adversaries in our area.
the team has literally dominated other teams in this inaugural year. that of course, has added to the fun.
the boys have already won a spot in the state championship which will be played next week in knoxville, tn…. mother’s day weekend 🙂
this friday, however, they have a conference game that will be played at Station Camp High School at 7:30 pm. This is the closest place that you can come out to see the Sumner County ALL BLACKS for the remainder of the season.
it’s been really neat to be on the sidelines with students and parents from different high schools, and to watch the comraderie between the players result in victory after victory. what a great lesson to us all.
think about this… Jesus died for all of us. Every one of us. It doesn’t matter where you come from, who you are, what you like to do… he loves you and gave himself for you equally. i love how the assembling of this team represents this spiritual truth.
i hope you will join us for the fun this friday night. if the past is any indicator, there will be alot of hitting, tackling, growling, scrummaging (ha) and good times. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the community at large by wearing ALL BLACK and supporting the SUMNER COUNTY ALL BLACKS!
Today was a magical day.
13 hours for a video shoot.
6 cast members (Henry: Cole Hubbard; Frankie, aka Super Ninja Gummy Bear: Kavi Collins; Kevin: Joshua Rodriguez, Huntington Frienderson the Third: Jonathan Coomer; Dad: Ryan Hubbard; Little Brother: Josiah Snead)
Tech Teams (Tyler Scott, Brian Zimmerman, Tyler Hirth, Josh Hendrick, Timmy, and later: Greg Saffles, Dakota Diel)
best assistant ever: emmy hendrick
catering: michele coomer
best sharers ever: brandon and leslie schell – shared their treehouse, their home, their time, their workshop… so grateful.
i wanted to tell a story of a group of friends that are nice to each other.
i wanted to show a parent that loved his child.
so the story has all of these things.
then i got a cast…kids that have real lives, real stuff in their lives, kids that have Jesus in their hearts, kids that are loving to others.
then i started to rehearse with the cast, and realized i didn’t just want this to be a one time experience for the several hundred people that will come to the musical, but i wanted to share the story bigger than that. i would have to have it on video, to be able to do that.
i called jason dyba.
he agreed that it was a worthy story and talked to tyler scott about the video project.
today, as we spent 13 hours shooting, don’t think i didn’t wonder if i had asked for too much… it was alot.
but our kids deserve it!
those that see it… need to learn from it.
i am so grateful to everyone who participated in any of the process that led to today. i will continue to be grateful as we continue to work on things and get them ready for the production. ..
i did, bust it … backwards… and fall OUT OF THE TREEHOUSE. what in the world!
nothing like taking one for the team. i’d do it a million times over. today was a magical wonderful day.