Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our Indiana Hero

After the Indy Star article was written about Jane, someone from the Indiana Pacers contacted us and wanted to honor Jane as an "Indiana Hero" at one of their games. Brett chose the Lakers/Pacers game (Jane will never know or care how cool that was) and we kept it 'hush hush' until last night at dinner. We told her that we were her special guests and that she is the reason we are all privileged to go to the game. (She thought that was pretty neat). We also told her that she'd be honored down on the court in front of the entire crowd; I held my breath, her mouth dropped, and then tears came to her eyes (still not sure why because it was immediately followed by a jump for joy and nervous laughter). Then we got in the car and headed to the game.

We were told to wait here and someone would come and get her to take a picture with one of the players. Brett went with her (with instruction to take LOTS of pictures-which he did) and I took the kids to our seats.




Looking up at the tall player:)
Brandon Rush!!!
She got a medal



She then got to come and sit with the family in the crowd and we were instructed to wait there until after the first time out of the first quarter. Jane would be awarded at the second time out.


She walked on the court and got to stand there all by herself as they talked about her and her generous heart. She looked so tiny out there all by herself and yet so big. I was so proud. The crowd around me was cheering for her.


She was televised up on the jumbotron for all to see:)

It was so cool!!!

The man behind me said, "You must be a great mother", to which I replied "Nope I just have a great daughter."!! And I do!!


A few more pics:

Tobe was in heaven. He loved being at the game, seeing all the people, and just being alive:)

Oh and this was our half time show:

2 naked men doing Cirque De Soilel moves. You can only imagine the kid's reaction to that. It was pretty hilarious. Aly said, "You have to get a picture of that"-- so I did:)




All in all it was a great night!! I'm so proud of her and honored to be her guest at the game!!

14 comments:

stalker sarah said...

That is sooooooooo cool! Go Jane! What an amazing little girl!! Love the photos!! :)

The Miranda's said...

congrats Jane! That totally brought tears to my eyes..such a great example! Aly's pretty funny...two naked men doing crazy moves would make me laugh too..: )

Indiana Smith Family said...

So cool. Jane is amazing and you ARE a great mom!!! She looks so cute on the court.

Alyssa said...

UNBELIEVABLE! I love that she is learning at such a young age how helping others can have such an influence. Her decision to give to others in need has been talked about and honored in many ways. The fact that people are "talking" about her efforts means that they are inspired by it. I suspect her gift in life may be to always inspire for good. SO HAPPY FOR HER!

Erica said...

Special little girl!! Fun way to be celebrated!

amanda said...

Yes, i will care. and eny way mom aly and tobe were being anoying

jenn said...

Loved this post. Made me cry and then laugh hysterically all at the same time. Way to go Janey Bug!!! So proud of you.

Dawn said...

She looks so little and so grown up!!! I love the naked men... whoa...
Way to Go Janey!!!! I am so proud of you!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

Wow! What a neat thing! Way to go Jane!

Lee said...

That is so awesome!! YAY JANE!! Ainslee is so happy for her too!!

Debbie said...

The pictures are just great. I will share this with Tee. Congratulations for helping someone else, Jane!

Alan said...

Jane did great. That was a lot of people to be standing in front. Thanks for snapping pictures at halftime. It was hard to explain to be Beth without pictures.

Sara said...

What a girl! We miss her (and the rest of the family)!!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

That is too awesome! :) What a neat experience (except for the naked guys - hahaha!) She looks tiny in that huge stadium. Just goes to show that no matter how tall or small we are, we can make a difference. Way to go, Jane!