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Monday, February 8, 2016

#Microblog Mondays: The Super Bowl Milestones



We are not big football fans (understatement of the year for me), but we watch the Super Bowl. We watch it for the commercials, for the squares I do at school (but never win), and Bryce actually gets into the game itself. I still have no interest in that, but am starting to pick up on a few things now that I'm nearly 40.

The Super Bowl is tied to two events for us -- one sad and one an amazing open door.

Six years ago our beloved greyhound, Doc, passed away at 3 in the morning on that Sunday of multiple organ failure. It was incredibly sad and traumatic, and spending time in an emergency animal hospital on Super Bowl Sunday in the middle of the night is a surreal experience. After Doc died, we never had another dog for keeps. Someday, maybe.

However, ONE year ago we had made the decision to put in our adoption agency application. One year ago TODAY I had a miraculous post-Super Bowl snow day, and I spent the day filling out that ginormous application and submitted it coincidentally right about this time of night.

While I half-heartedly watch the game and really am in it for the commercials (Marilyn Monroe! Intense sock discussions!) and the food (pulled pork and 7-layer dip!), the Super Bowl reminds me of these milestones, one of which hopefully will be looked on fondly as, "Remember when we filled out our application that brought us YOU?" That will be something to cheer for.

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12 comments:

  1. I love the idea of looking back on those milestones someday, from a happy place in the future. Sending best wishes that you get good adoption news in the very near future!

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    1. Thank you! I hope so too, and I look forward to looking back one day instead of looking forward. :)

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. I was so glad we already had gotten another cat by the time my most beloved passed. If we didn't, I would probably never have another cat, and probably another pet ever again.

    It's amazing that it has been one year since you first filled out your application. How far you have come!

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    1. Thank you -- it was a rough night all those years ago and we've not had a true doggy family member since. He was such a special pup. It blows my mind that we're in the stage where we are re-upping paperwork already... although it means we are solidly in this process and waiting is all we can do. Time really flies...

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  3. The bitter and the sweet -- I'm glad they're tied to a day so you never forget.

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    1. A perfect way to capture it. It does help to have an anchor for these moments, for sure.

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  4. Agreeing with Mel - both bitter and sweet. I still remember the dates for when I lost both my beloved pets. It's been over 10 years, yet those days are reminders.

    May the next Super Bowl mark a new milestone.

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    1. It's funny, because I don't remember the date, just the time. Superbowl was earlier last year, so it's off by a week, but it's the same milestone. Calendar time is so weird! I feel like most of the time I forget dates that are painful, but I can usually look them up here because they are all chronicled on this blog. Thanks for your wishes for future Super Bowls! ;)

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  5. Agree with Mel. It is funny how certain events sometimes tie themselves to a specific date so that we don't easily forget.
    Glad this one was a happier one for you!

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    1. Thank you! It surely was a happier Super Bowl. Last year, too, it had so much purpose and felt like a new beginning.

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