Saturday, August 10, 2013

That time the whole Superdome cheered for my hubby . . .

 . . . and we lifted that praise right on up to Jesus, the One who deserves all the credit!
I was straight up giddy yesterday.  I listened to the Saints Who Dat Nation theme song as we were getting ready and might have teared up a bit as I literally squealed with excitement.  
God is just so good . . . pouring out sweet blessings that we don't deserve.  We have been so overwhelmed with all that God has done in the last 3 months regarding the transplant and how many doors He has opened for the Good News to be shared.  And it just keeps coming!
I can't but all the night into words so I'll just show a lot of pictures!
We had great seats! We've been to a Saints game two times before, but have always been literally a few rows from the roof.  Again . . . giddy. :)

We had to meet the coordinator at 6 pm so we got there super early {this is one meeting you don't want to be late for!} and had time to check out our seats first!

I love this man.  So blessed.

Warm up.  Jimmy Graham and Drew Brees.  Oh my word!

The view from our seats.  Unbelievable!

My feet are on the field . . . where the Saints play . . . just feet away . . . from me.  Giddy.

Lance Moore getting ready to play {right be me!}.

 I have of course been looking forward to being at a Saints game, going on the field, and seeing Chad presented as an Ochsner Hero, but we've been most excited about getting to see Chad's surgeon, Trevor Reichman, again.  We just really enjoyed all our times talking with him before and after the surgery and as silly as it sounds . . . we just want to be his friend. :)  We had asked Trevor many times to extend our gratitude to his wife . . . he was a great surgeon and caring doctor and we know he couldn't be all those things without her support and sacrifice.  So again, silly, but I have prayed for a chance to meet her {and be her friend too!}.

I wasn't sure if Ana would be at the game, but she was and we just had great conversation while we were on the field waiting for the presentation!  I was able to hear all about their kids and life and then share about our adoption, serving at Edgewater, what I've been learning by teaching Ecclesiastes . . . Jesus was lifted high in our minutes together and I'm so grateful He answered this prayer! 

Drew Brees . . . great quarterback, man of faith, and so close TO ME! :)

 Photo op before the actual pregame presentation.

Chad and Trevor were cracking up the whole time.  

Chad had to smile and wave for the whole 30 second thing.  There was literally a girl standing a few feet in front of him, also waving, so that he would feel like he was waving at someone.  Hilarious.

I told Chad on the way to the game that if anyone had told us when we moved to New Orleans 9 years ago that one day Chad's face would be up on the jumbotron in the Superdome with everyone cheering for him, we would've never believed it.  God writes such better stories for us than we could ever write for ourselves!

Trevor presented Chad with a game ball . . . and then the coordinator immediately took it away.  I'm wondering if we'll get it back?!

610 Stompers at halftime . . . so hilariously amazing!

I don't know if you noticed, but our tickets said that we were in the Bunker Club.  I had no clue what that meant.  Then I saw people walking down to the field and going under our section . . . the Bunker!  It was so obvious that I don't belong in fancy places . . . mainly because I was {giddy} and taking pictures as the people were lounging on couches with fancy food watching the game on massive TVs.   The Bunker is where it's at!

White couches with glowing ottomans.  Seriously?

The bathrooms were even beautiful.  And I might have texted my friend Leah from the bathroom because I was so freaked out by the amazingness of the Bunker.  Again, clearly I don't belong.

Welcome back Coach!

Drew. :)

Jimmy Graham!

Who Dat?!

Such a fun and once in a lifetime date with my love!




  1. Love it! Your honesty is hilarious, and I probably would have responded in a similar way to much of that! So thankful y'all had this opportunity! And yes, He gives us SO MUCH MORE than we could ever imagine!

  2. What an amazing experience! Rhyne and I are so thankful for you and Chad and your testimony to God's greatness!

  3. The bathrooms don't look like that up in Section 610! Congrats on such special treatment for such special obedience!

  4. loveLOVElove!!! Geesh, that sums it up! Thanks for sharing these amazing pics and an even more amazing story!

  5. So cool. I laughed out loud while reading the whole thing. Your {giddy}-ness came through, Cole! :)

    Love seeing how God is writing your story. I especially liked the comment on reflecting back 9 years ago to being cheered in the Superdome. God is good.

    Love you guys.

  6. Thanks for loving me y'all . . . even through my giddiness! God is so good!