Saturday, January 2, 2010
Out with a bang....Or rather a CRASH!!!
You know those years...the ones that are so fabulous you can't seem to let go of them. The only way to let the year go is in a very special way...and boy did we do it up in true style!!!
It started three weeks ago. Molly was called into the principals office at school. A girl had been claiming Molly had made fun of her....Bullying is a capital offense here in Texas you know.
Fortunately, she was not called in for a repeat performance. Instead she was given the news that she had been chosen as the newest inductee to the Whataburger Winner's Circle. Whataburger is a fast food restaurant that is beyond big here in Texas. They like to support the kids here in San Antonio, and all over the state, by issuing a contest in which all children from the San Antonio who receive straight A's and good citizenship and celebrate their achievements with a night out. Molly had won.
That day she had come home with the news that she had won a night spending the evening at a San Antonio Spurs home game. We all cheered for Molly in winning her night out. Silently I prayed Hubby would have the day off to take her as I am not a fan of basketball. I've never enjoyed the sport and fully believe nothing will change that.
Of course, with a severely tightened budget I worried about the parking fees as well as buying food at the arena...my worries were for nothing. Molly, soon brought home part of her award....4 tickets to the game...a parking pass...and a promise of a meal voucher for 4 Whataburger meals. THANK YOU WHATABURGER!!!
As with the following of all my luck this year hubby did not in fact receive the day off on game day, aka New Year's Eve. And so I was to take the kids to the game.
On game day....following my luck for the past year it was no surprise when a woman hit my car while we were driving to the arena. Oh yea...I am serious. There truly was no serious damage. By the looks of her car this was a common occurrence. She simply added a bit of my paint to her collection. After exchanging formalities we departed to the game.
Arriving an hour ahead of time Molly was escorted down to the court for her picture to be taken. She was brought back to us within a few minutes and we headed to our seats....and about 20 minutes before the game...Molly was welcomed officially by Whataburger and the Spurs.
Once in a lifetime...that's for sure. We celebrated the end to a really interesting year with emotions and actions we would prefer to never have gone through, BUT at the same time...we wouldn't be who we are and where we are without what we had truly gone through. However, the lessons I've learned and the beautiful changes happening are for another post.
Until then....Do you smell that?!
It's a new year...happy 2010 everyone!!!