I had an EEG yesterday, and afterward we headed to Manassas to help Tee Morris do some work at the home he shares with Sonic Boom after the passing of her mother, Natalie Morris. It was a huge effort, and luckily Tee had many people that were willing to put their own schedules to the side to help him with the physical and psychological necessary changes to the home.
I don’t know the final head count, but I would easily put it at over 25 people that showed to move, clean, unpack, and wrangle kids. This is in no way a complete listing of things accomplished, as that is too long to list. And while there are still things that must be finished, vast improvement was made and there was gratitude and relief on Tee’s face as we left sometime after midnight last night.
While I’ve never been one to call my circle of friends ‘Tribe’ as many others do, I can say that it was overwhelming to see all the help provided by those that Tee calls his ‘Tribe’, and the outpouring of tangible and intangible support he was given yesterday was a beautiful thing to behold.
Some people only traveled a few miles, while others drove hundreds of miles. Some had only known Tee for a year or two and others had known him since childhood. While the improvement to his environment was in no way small, my hope is that Tee will instead carry with him the spirit of love in which it was done.
Tee stated countless times how appreciative he was for all the help, but I also think that Natalie is also very grateful in the knowledge that the man raising her precious daughter is surrounded and supported by so many.