As millions watched the Georgia Bulldogs beat the Oklahoma Sooners 54-48 in the Rose Bowl, one mom in the stands had a smile on her face, traveling the furthest she ever had to see her son play football.
“I was gonna come. I was gonna come if […] someone had to drive me. I was gonna get here,” Bridget Bellamy explained to FOX 5.
Bridget is the mother of Georgia redshirt-senior linebacker Davin Bellamy, who had two tackles in the college football playoff semifinal. Before this season, Ms. Bellamy had never been on an airplane, but she wouldn’t let the cross-country trip prevent her from watching her son play.
“I’ve only missed one game in his five-year career. I didn’t plan on missing this one, Ms. Bellamy said.”
“This [was] actually her second time on a plane,” explained Davin Bellamy to FOX 5. “She had kind of like a headache [Friday] and stuff. You know how it is flying across the country.”
Ms. Bellamy and her son send text messages to one another daily. On the day of the Rose Bowl, Ms. Bellamy had a special Bible verse for her son, which she wears as a chain around her neck.
“I have our Bible verse, Jeremiah 29:11–for I know the plans that I have for you,” she said.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“She always sends me like a Bible verse or something like that kind of to keep my mind just, you know, simple and not with all the distractions around,” said Bellamy.
Davin has the goal of rewarding his mom with a house and a car once he makes it to the NFL. But he has already achieved a huge milestone off the field, earning his communications degree in December.
With one game remaining in his college career, Ms. Bellamy will make the short drive to Atlanta to see her son play for the national championship against Alabama and likely to follow witll be a text message with a Bible verse to greet her son on gameday.
“May your father and mother rejoice; may she who gave you birth be joyful!” (Proverbs 23:25)
“A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.” (Proverbs 15:20)
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— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) December 7, 2017