Monday, August 10, 2009

Golf Tournament Update

Many of you have asked how the golf tournament is coming along, and truthfully I am absolutely blown away by God's provision for this event, and the anticipation of how He will use that day and Isaac's story to reach the hearts of many.

I have never planned a golf tournament, and some days I sit here and wonder, "What in the world am I doing?" But it has been a blessing to me to have a place to focus my "mom" energy.

So, with 11 days to go, we currently have 68 golfers registered, with several more registrations due to come in. We have 14 of 18 holes sponsored, and another hole that will be our "Hole-in-One" hole sponsored by Frederick Nissan!! They're going to have a new 2009 Nissan Altima out on the tee box, and if a golfer manages a hole in one, the Altima is theirs!

Several local golf courses have donated rounds of golf, we have received gift certificates from restaurants to use as prizes, and even other folks who don't play golf have graciously sent us contributions to help underwrite the costs associated with the tournament.

Little things, like trying to figure out what store might have and be willing to donate plastic drawstring bags, have been taken care of, and our final order for logoed golf towels and golf shirts have been placed. Hole sponsor signs are being printed as we speak, and before we know it, the 21st will be here!

I know the event itself will be bittersweet; I am sure it is no secret that I would rather have Isaac here and have no need for a memorial golf tournament in his honor. But I am also excited about what God has planned to do with this tournament, am thrilled that He has involved several local obstetricians who will be playing in the tournament (see my post entitled "The Fourth" to get a better understanding of why this is a big deal to me), and that a generous amount of funds are being raised for the perinatal loss unit of the hospital where I delivered Isaac.

God's provision for this event through the generosity of so many people's time, talent, and treasure is nothing short of Him making beauty from ashes. Only He can do such a remarkable thing.

13 comments:

Miche said...

We are so excited that you guys continue to honor Isaac's memory to contribute to such great causes.

What a wonderful and strong love for your son you both have :)

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Sounds like God is going before you as you plan this golf tournament in memory of sweet Isaac. Praying His continued blessing and provision, sweet friend...

Lindsay said...

Wow, just wow.
The word verification is 'hesings'

Jorden and Kristin said...

Stacy that is so wonderful! I was telling my husband about this and he said we should take a trip over just so he can play in it! We will be thinking of you as you near the tournament! Not just for good weather and all that, but for strength as I'm sure this will be such a reminder of your son. This is such an awesome testament to your love for Issac.

Tim said...

I would so be playing in this with my dad if you guys werent so far away. :(

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Laura said...

So excited for you! We just had our String of Pearls golf tourn today and I am in awe of how God put together every little detail. Amazing what these sweet babies have accomplished in their short time here on earth. I know their lives will continue to impact others for eternity.

I will be praying for you as all of the final details come together. Sit back on the day of the event and soak it all in. I can't wait to hear all about it.

Sending love...

Jacksmom said...

Stacy, I'm so glad things are coming together nicely! Archie is very excited to play, and I am very excited to be helping you with this event! I love how you are finding so many ways to carry on Isaac's memory and find an outlet for your energy. I think it's great!

Holly said...

That's so awesome that everything is falling into place. Praise Him! I hope that it turns out great. And that'd be so neat if someone got a hole in one!

Kristi Thompson said...

I love what you are doing for your son. I recently lost my son Grayson to Trisomy 18, and last year lost my daughter to labor trauma. I know what you are feeling all too well. Its only been a month since Gray was born.
I am looking to plan a Golf Tournament where I work in memory of my babies, so I was interested when I saw what you were doing. It will be some time before I can get things started. The tournament probably wouldn't even be until the spring...but I would be interested in hearing from you about how you have done yours. Any help would be great.
Good luck with your tournament...may God give you good weather and lots of good memories of your baby boy.
Godspeed,
Kristi

Trisha Larson said...

I just found your site through a very round about way: I saw that people from THE BUMP were looking at my blog and found that someone put a link there. I also noticed your comment with a link to your post about how to be a friend. You did a great job and I LOVE your blog and how you have chosen to walk in the face of a tragedy.

I felt led to start a blog a few months back to let people know how to care for someone that has lost a baby. To RUN TO them and NOT FROM them. Everyone ran from us after our son died. We were so alone. We felt like we were drowning. I don't want anyone else to go through that.

I see some familiar faces on your comments so you may have already seen mine. But I just wanted to connect with you if you haven't.

http://lookingforbluesky.blogspot.com/2009/06/drowning.html


Hugs,
Trisha

Cynthia said...

I am so happy that things are coming together for you. God does provide.

Thinking of you always.

Crissie T. said...

Looking forward to celebrating this very special day with you. I'm so happy to hear about the incredible generosity within our community. See you soon. :)

Kristen said...

this is amazing! It is such a beautiful way for you to honor Isaac and it is amazing how God provides for everything!