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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