#1 – Took some time off from “of the day” hope you understand.
#2 –This week my Grammy lost her battle with Parkinson’s. The women I knew has not been in this world for a while, she was merely a shell of that women. But now she is gone. There is a lot of grace in it, but also finality to it.
She taught me what it meant to live young no matter your age as in, 6 point speeding tickets at 68, among many other things. She modeled what it meant to run after Jesus with everything that you have and that it’s a relationship based in love not a bunch of religious rules. It’s crazy to think that when I meet my husband he won’t get to try her roast chicken, which is one of the foods that made me want to become a chef and it changed me, and I won’t be able to let her teach my kids how to make the perfect coffee.
One of the biggest and most lasting things was that she was the only woman who showed me at a very young age that being a girl and loving sports passionately was ok. Example: During baseball season she always went to as many home games as she could and for away games she LITERALLY had a TV in EVERY room in her apartment (including bathrooms, and this was in the early 90’s) so she wouldn’t miss a play. I screamed and jumped up and down with her when John Elway won us our Super Bowls. And there are so many other memories. So ultimately I am here loving the beautiful game the way that I do, still playing, still investing because of her.
Lyrics of the Day:
“I know all the lines to say
the part I’m expected to play
but in the reflection I am worlds away
And all of those painful lessons you’ve had to learn
you gotta use them now or never
When everyone’s waiting
it makes it harder to hear what my heart keeps saying
Turn it off, I wanna turn it all off
But everyone’s waiting
I hear that answers appear when you just stand still
but make it all, how do you make it all stop
when everyone’s waiting?”
~“Everyone’s Waiting” by Missy Higgins