Ben’s indoor soccer team ended their Fall season a couple of weeks ago by playing the same team they were playing earlier in the season when Ben was hit in the nose and knocked to the floor by a soccer ball. We were worried then because our little guy has undergone three brain surgeries, but he wasn’t badly hurt, and thankfully, there were no injuries this time. (I posted previously about that injury here.)
The team celebrated their season with treats and trophies…
We were very happy to be able to attend this last game. Even though I was not feeling well, I was able to take some photos, and I put together this video…
An exciting time at an air show
Last weekend Ben’s parents took him to the Wings Over North Georgia air show. Even though he was not feeling well that day (it turned out that he had strep throat), he had a wonderful time. Not only was it exciting to watch the show, but he had fun climbing in a military helicopter and into the cockpit of a C-130 transport plane like the one on which his uncle flew while serving in the U.S. Air Force.
The highlight of the air show was seeing the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the U.S. Air Force. The Thunderbirds Squadron tours the United States performing aerobatic formation and solo flying in specially marked aircraft. They take their name from the legendary Thunderbird that appears in the mythologies of several indigenous North American cultures.
Ben was lucky enough to have his photo made with two of the Thunderbird pilots…
A request for prayers and good thoughts
Please keep Ben’s other grandparents in your thoughts and prayers. They both are facing serious medical issues. They live closer to Ben than we do and have been so instrumental in his young life. He is not aware of how serious their medical conditions are.
Thanks to everyone who has asked about Ben recently. Please continue to send out good thoughts and prayers on his behalf.
#BenStrong #Soli Deo Gloria