Gratituesday: Neon Light Moms


Our homeschool boy’s basketball team needed new uniforms this year. Our team color is green. I figured they would stick with the same shade of kelly green we’ve always had.


Central Nebraska Falcons  2012-1013 (Our oldest, Asa is #35)

Now, why would they stick with the “normal” green when they could do something way more exciting and fun? Instead, our team picked out bright, bright uniforms – much like the color of a yellow highlighter. The words and numbers on the shirts are dark green. I wasn’t so sure at first, but hey, they really do look sharp!


Asa is there in the background, now number 23.

Now typically, we parents and fans try to wear our team color in support, right? But this loud, neon color? I just didn’t have any of that in my closet.

A few weeks ago, while shopping online, I came across a cute pull-over that just so happened to come in this crazy bright shade of…chartreuse? Highlighter yellow? What do you call that color anyway? Call it whatever you want – I was quite convinced that while the pull-over was cute, it would not in a million years look cute on me. But it was a good price, and I couldn’t get it out of my mind how fun it would be to wear to games.

Two weeks ago, I pulled the image of the shirt up on my phone to show another basketball mom. “Do you think I could pull that off?” I asked her. “YES!” she said, “And get me one too!”

Hmmmm, now there’s an idea. Long story short, I showed the picture of the shirt to all the basketball moms/sisters/girlfriends. That night, I placed an online order for eleven Neon Light Champion Pull-Overs. Here, put on your shades and take a peek. (I’m the second from the right on the back row – just blending in with all the other brightness.)

falcon neon lights

What fun! This group of gals has become very dear to me. I’m thankful God put them in my life, and I’m thankful for the young men and women they are raising who are such great friends with my boys.

And hey, if I ever want to take a walk outside I night, now I have something to wear.  :)

Now your turn. Share what you’re thankful for!  Leave a comment on this post letting us know how God is working in your life. If you’ve written a blog post about what you’re thankful for, leave the link in the comments so we can visit your blog to read about it. We love sharing and reading about God’s blessings!


  1. Monica says

    I’m thankful you were brave enough to do it! The role of a mother of teenage boys: CHEERLEADER.
    Now you just need to randomly yell out around the house , “GOOOOOO FAAAALCOOOOOOONS!”
    I’m thankful for basketball and how God has used it to shape our boys into team players, and mold their character in difficult situations.


  2. Allison Morrison says

    Thankful that it’s actually supposed to SNOW in SC today (won’t believe it until I see it) & our 3 year old will get his first experience with it :)


  3. Chris says

    My 20+ year-old freezer decided last night it was done with freezing things. I never thought I’d be grateful for below-zero weather, but all my food is out on the front porch in coolers waiting for the repair man to finally get here on Thursday, and I won’t lose anything other than some frozen fruit that didn’t survive the partial thaw. I am also grateful for the extra cooler I found on sale two days before…and the fact that my daughter noticed something was wrong before I lost a whole freezer-full of grass-fed beef and chicken (although I’m sure my boys would have thought it was great fun to HAVE to eat a couple hundred pounds of meat all at once…)!!

    Love your site, Laura; you are such an encouragement.


  4. Juli says

    So Glad you found the shirt and shared the opportunity !! LOVE the team spirit it creates : )
    From a fellow Highlighter ;)


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