All I felt and knew was that whoever this team was, they were AWESOME!! My daughter got out of her dad’s truck in sheer disbelief and began to take pictures while The Grinch and his team smiled and took pictures with her. At that moment, for the first time in years, I smiled from the inside out. The three of us went into the store, got some gifts for Team Grinch, and returned. Shallen looked at Lilly and felt she’d be a perfect fit for the team. Because I’m VERY overprotective, I was hesitant. But looking at them, it was almost like God telling me, “It’s okay. She’ll be in great hands.”
That same day, we got her the first costume that would turn into many. That night I watched my little girl come out of her shell. Her dad and I watched her dance, smile, and laugh. That was when I knew that we NEEDED to be a part of this fantastic team. Since then, we’ve been with the now named Team Bama. The best part that I loved was the helping. We were doing something for the community instead of 1 or 2 people. I learned how to give back genuinely, how to love, and how to let others know we are here if you need us.
In 2022, Team Bama came up with the best slogan that we all stand by, “Family gets it done one smile at a time.” And that’s exactly what Team Bama is. A family. We don’t judge; we don’t look down on anyone. We help build, restore, and bring faith back into the community.