Today started off with a trip to Liberty, Texas to march in their parade as the Grand Marshals. We weren’t quite sure what to expect, but we knew the people we had been talking with on the phone were all just wonderful. Well, I have to say that it turned out to be much more than all of us expected. The parade was huge and all the schools were out for the day so the kids could see the parade. Main Street was absolutely lined with families. People were sitting in the back of their pickup truck or just along the route in the grass. We lined up at the front and before we could start marching, the kids were coming at us like crazy for the stickers, balls and lanyards we brought. In fact, we had to save a few from the John Deere tractors trying to get by 🙂 There was an announcer at the beginning and middle of the parade and I know I got goosebumps when they announced who the team was and their mission. The community applauded the team throughout the whole parade and we won’t soon forget how that made us feel. But the truly great part of the parade was when the current marchers were able to march. The timing was perfect and the team made it jut in time to be a part of it. This video says a thousand words!
To Jennifer, Mary Anne, and Mark – we are thankful for your support and your friendship. Thank you for letting us be a part of your great town for one special day.