My husband, Scott, and I had the privilege of becoming volunteers for Miracle League last spring (2014). I saw a post online from one of my coworkers about her son looking forward to playing baseball through Miracle League. Right away I became very interested and began looking up information on how to become a volunteer. At first, we weren’t sure what to expect. Who would we be a buddy to? What exactly do we do to help? Will we be effective and make an impact on these kids? How will we be able to interact with them? However, after the first game, we became hooked! It was so much fun, especially seeing the kids interact and enjoy it! We saw the joy through the eyes of each child. Each week we came back, I continued to be a buddy to the same player. Her name is Sara. After playing a few games with her and talking, I knew she was the player I was supposed to be with each time. Before every game, Sara makes sure to look for me and give me a hug. We truly have built such a strong relationship that I cherish. She is such a sweet and energetic child. She always has a smile on her face and I love when she laughs! Every week I look forward to seeing her and her family. It’s almost like we have become a little family. Sara’s sister, Jamie, also plays on the team. She’s a go getter and loves to knock balls out of the park! We enjoy talking with her as well and getting to know her. Scott has become friends with another player, Casey, on the team. He enjoys being his buddy and talking to him. This opportunity has been such an awesome experience for the both of us. I always tell Scott that “this is my favorite part of Saturday.” It brings so much joy to us and brightens our day. I’m so thankful God led us to such an amazing place with amazing people. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything!
Elizabeth & Scott Sheffield
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