Initially I was going to write about our wedding reception that took place on Saturday. It was wonderful, eventful, and an all out fun day! Then I got to thinking about what made it so wonderful, eventful and fun – the help we received from our family and friends. For me it was reminiscent of a great basketball team, namely the 1992 Olympic Dream Team starring MJ. The day consisted of what I like to think of as the “2010 Team Williams starting lineup” tackling projects and tasks with assists, three pointers, dunks and fade away jumpers. I seriously doubt the Dream Team could have held it’s own against Team Williams on Saturday, they were in rare form. So, without further ado… here is The 2010 Team Williams Starting Lineup for Saturday June 19, 2010:
At point guard for Team Williams was our neighbor Chris….You see our backyard is not fenced in and butts up against our Chris’ farm. Chris was kind and agreed to allow our guests to use his driveway, and park in the back of his property. On Saturday we were setting up and decorating the tents when Chris rode out on his riding mower. He asked if we would like for him to mow a bigger patch of field than what Dr. B had originally mowed. I couldn’t believe it – how kind is that? I didn’t know people neighbors still did that, wow! Then, to add butter cream frosting to the cupcake – he asked would we like to borrow his tent. Seriously. How nice is that, especially coming from someone Dr. B and I have only talked to twice? Chris’ gestures was the first of many that occurred on Saturday. Not your ordinary everyday, run of the mill “hold the door open for you” gestures. More like the ‘I will do anything you need just tell me’ gestures. The ones that make you say, “I need to do better by others” – those kinds.
Next up was George our athletic power forward. George had never even seen, much less cleaned a fish with it’s head on. But, there he was Saturday morning standing beside my mom in the kitchen cleaning fish for the reception. You would have thought his father was the Morton fisherman. I’m mean George was like the super, duper ninja friend on steroids. He was all over the place and back again helping where ever he was needed – in the kitchen, outside – everywhere!
Starting at shooting guard for Team Williams was no other than my baby brother Bobby Hakeem Jamal. He was like my shadow. Where I went, he went. When I needed something all I had to do was mumble, and he would jet off to get it. My brother and I got into a great rhythm on Saturday. One in which I would start formulating an idea in my head, and somehow, he just knew what the heck I was talking about. It was great working side by side with my baby brother.
Lindsay and Bryan – surprised everyone in their positions as small forwards. I seriously need to give a big Natasha the Newlywed hug to those two. Poor kids, I worked them like they were in a Nicaraguan Chinese sweatshop. If you could have seen them in action. They were arranging place setting, hanging signs, setting chairs, and hauling tents. And, they didn’t even complain to my face. No, seriously, they were great! I gained a whole new level of respect for those two fifteen-year-olds.
Last but not least was the center, and the Team Williams franchise player, my mom. She was the one person who I didn’t want to to lift a finger, but somehow she found a way to be indispensible. She was directing and orchestrating the entire time behind, and sometimes much to my chagrin in front of the scenes. She was…super mom! Gotta love her 🙂
So there you have it…. The 2010 Team Williams starting lineup for Saturday June 19th. There were many, many more people that helped make our reception a huge success on Saturday – you know who you are, Thank You! We couldn’t have made it without you!
Dear readers can you recall a time that you were your family and friends came together line an NBA All-Star team and helped you out? Were you left standing there scratching your head amazed and in awe? Please tell…the floor is yours.
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