You've Gotta Watch

Remember my Friday Favorites full of feel good stories?  When I shared that post so many of you mentioned loving hearing about the good-in-our-world type of stories.  This story made the list a couple weeks ago but I'm sharing it again because it's that good.

I was at Britty's first soccer game {super early so Nixon and I missed College Game Day} and got a call from a sobbing Sheaffer.  She'd watched the segment on Arkansas State University's coach, Blake Anderson and his wife, Wendy.  I found the link and watched it as soon as I got home.


At the beginning of the segment, Blake says that he knows if Wendy could choose coming back to be with her family or staying and allowing her story to touch others, he knows she's want her story to have an impact.  I hope you'll take six minutes this morning to watch the video about Blake and Wendy Anderson.  I'm praying their story will touch you this morning.

After the way the University of Georgia supported Arkansas State University, I'm officially a DAWG fan.  After watching the video, I have no doubts there will be lots of new Red Wolves fans out there as well.

Thanks for reading.
XO

20 comments

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I BAWLED. The entire 6 minutes. I started crying in the first 5 seconds, and to be honest, I cried a bit after too.

ajayhawksgirl said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I've watched both videos and bawled like a baby through both. You're right, I'm a new found Arkansas State fan and am keeping the Anderson family in my thoughts and prayers for sure.

Narci said...

Just finished watching this and now I’m balling before 6 am. What a story!!

Kelly S said...

Oh LORDY, that was beautiful. Thanks for sharing. That is what the body of Christ is to look like. Surround each other and cheer and grieve and support.

jackie said...

Ok you have to read about this story! What started as a joke has now led to 1 MILLION DOLLARS being raised for the Iowa Citu children’s hospital!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.desmoinesregister.com/amp/2412016001

Paige said...

Absolutely beautiful, thank you for posting. I lost my husband to brain cancer when he was 38 and cherish the memories of him. I love how Blake is honoring his wife by living.

Elspeth Mizner said...

So beautiful and definitely worth the watch! Thanks for sharing the story.
www.elspethsdaybyday.com

Mix and Match Mama said...

Awe!!! I loved this!!

Michele said...

I live in Athens, home of the Dawgs! We love football, we love to be competitive, but most of all we love people. You should check out the story a few years back about a player from another team who was tragically paralyzed during the game. UGA adopted he and his family and to this day, still stay in touch. Our football players and coaches truly love people. And I am so proud to be a GA Bulldog born and bred.

GO DAWGS!!!

mcompton said...

Beautiful, true love, the support from his team, Love is amazing gift, never take it for Granted

Whitney McGinnis said...

UUUUUUUGGGGGGHHHHHH. I literally sat in my office watching this and tried to not audibly cry because a student was taking a test at the same time.

Sandra Roberts said...

Honestly, thank you so much for sharing. I'm a proud mama to a University of Georgia student and THIS is what our kids need to see and realize THIS is what life is really about. We need to always love our people hard and make sure to love others just as hard. Praying for all who are struggling with disease and illness. And, go DAWGS!

Laci said...

I am officially sitting at work crying. How beautiful is the love of Christ and people who love Jesus.

sarah.gicius said...

This Big 10 Fan is now in tears! What an amazingly strong man - what a beautiful tribute.

My Glittery Heart said...

We are huge DAWG fans. We live about 25 minutes from the stadium.
I cried SO hard. I get chills just thinking about it.

Brandy said...

As a UGA grad it made me so happy to see this! This is what it is all about. So much bigger than football. This makes me so proud to be a University if Georgia alum!

Paula said...

I cried watching it Saturday! So sad & touching.

Lindsay's Sweet World said...

As a Dawg fan, born and raised, I LOVED seeing all of our students and fans come together in support of the Anderson family. We have season tickets, but didn't attend that game, but my hubs and I still wore our pink that day in support of Wendy. <3 GO DAWGS!

Kim Rose said...

Wow, I’m bawling. What a touching video. It especially hits home because my sister died of breast cancer at the age of 38, thirteen years ago. It was the first day of school, we are both school teachers, when we lost her to a two year battle too. Her young boys going into kindergarten & 5th grade. My heart goes out to him & his family. Thank you for sharing. ��
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Unknown said...

Early in the week before the game, it was announced that the fans should wear pink for Wendy...sometimes Dawg fans follow along, and sometimes they don't...this time they did! It was truly special...even the guys at our tailgate and in the stadium found a way to incorporate pink into their ensemble :)

So happy to see the story spreading, especially as it continues to highlight how special Wendy was and the impact she has had on those that have met her!