Here in the South, football is a way of life each fall. I have had the privilege of working at Samford University for over four years now, helping to support a vibrant campus life experience for all of our incredible students. This year, our family was given the opportunity to promote NF awareness at a September home football game. Joining us at half-time was another local NF family and their son, as well as some faithful Team Moss supporters from Samford and Vestavia West Elementary. Thanks to our friends in Samford Athletics, we were able to raise awareness while releasing blue balloons for NF. Little Philip and Helen were able to join the "voice" of Samford Bulldogs, Mike Grace, on the Samford sports network for a quick radio interview at the start of the second quarter. Little Philip had practiced a few lines to raise NF awareness and he more than delivered when given the opportunity to grab that microphone.
It was such a great day to smile, to be a supporter of Samford football, and to accept emotional support from family and friends. At the end of the day, we again reflected on the blessings of family and friends that surround us- our neighborhood, our places of work, our church, our schools, and our present community as well as friends from our previous communities where we have lived over the course of our lives. We can never say thank you enough for the gift of encouragement you all provide to our family!