Saturday, April 7, 2018
On My Table and In My Cup March 31 - April 7th
I will get to tea and reading I swear but I wanted to share that during the trip my youngest son who is a goalie took a slapshot to the front of his mask and had his bell rung.
In my heart of hearts I knew that the mask did it's job and that he would be okay but nothing could have prepared me for what would happen next.
A bit of background is that I am a hockey mom of two players with Special Needs. The tournament was made of up teams of hockey players who all face different special needs challenges. In that moment that my son had the wind knocked out of him something more extraordinary happened. The goalie from the opposing team left his net and not only skated to check on my son's well being but he made a choice to play for our team and cover my sons now empty net.
There is something so moving in that very gesture. Something that can not accurately be put into words. Eventually the goalie from another team who was going to play after us, took up the vacant net of the other goalie and they both played as if they were on their own teams for the glory of the game.
After the game was done and Alex was on the mend, these two met and embraced off ice, traded stories and tips and formed an amazing bond. We Drafted goalie Drury to play with us for the last game and he and Alex took turns in the net.
This amazing goalie, who has come through insurmountable struggles with his own health, played 5 games on a day where three was all that was needed. We lost every game but it never mattered. I took away and so did the team, parents and volunteers so much more . May we all strive to be a little more like Brandon Drury.
You can find that story by clicking here.
This week I have been sustained by my Murchie's Vanilla Black tea, treated to some lovely Darjeeling tea from one of my tea swaps and had a few herbal teas as well.
Thank you for taking the time to join me today for a cup of tea and a cozy mystery week in review. I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org