Nate and I are the Program Directors of BYU Blood Drives at the Center for Service and learning. That means that once a month we host a blood drive for all of BYU. We plan, schedule, provide volunteers, and advertise.
This year, Mountain Star is providing SWEET shirts for donors. They look like this:
I don’t weight enough to give blood, (never have, maybe never will…the curse of being 5 feet tall) but I really, REALLY wanted this shirt! I was beginning to covet…
SO, this week we hosted a blood drive for Mountain Star and ALL WEEK LONG in our nighttime prayers, I prayed that Nate would be:
1.) brave enough to give blood and
2.) charitable enough to give me his shirt.
I know, you might be a little surprised, and consider me to be blasphemous, but seriously? That shirt is
Fast forward (or rewind) to Thursday morning. I’m checking my e-mail and open one from the coordinator, Adam, from Mountain Star. It says:
“…I hope that everyone enjoys the new shirts this year, and make sure you walk over and get yourself and some of the others in Y Serve a shirt as well. Thanks for your help Cami.”
I call Nate right away to tell him, but he doesn’t answer. So I wait patiently for 20 more seconds, then I call him again. No answer! FINALLY, 5 minutes later he answers.
And guess where he was! Giving blood, little cutie! He sounded a little funny, so I ran over to the blood drive right away. He was sitting with all of phlebotomists sipping juice, and he looked like a GHOST. They said that he was sooo close, but didn’t pass out. (Nate has ginormous, funky veins, and every time he gives blood there is some issue.) I was so proud!
AND happy, because now we BOTH have awesome I BLEED TRUE BLUE T-shirts! Prayers do come true. (especially if you pray them out loud and they regard your husband…)
Annnnd….introducing the new blood drive mascot! Mountain Star was kind enough to offer their blood costume to me for advertising for the next blood drive – I told them I’d think about it… 😉