Monday, January 14, 2008

Go Tigers

The kids with newest Detroit Tiger Dontrelle Willis

Tonight we (the kids and I) met up with a friend of mine from DU for the Detroit Tigers Winter caravan stop at EMU. She was able to get us VIP passes to the meet and greet before the rally. It was a wonderful treat given by a wonderful human being. We were able to walk up and talk to the players, coaches and GM. They had a great time and Nicole was able to make it through the whole thing, even the rally. I was a little concerned but she made the decision to do it. Magglio had to cancel but I don't think it bothered her one bit. We'll save that for another time maybe. After the rally we went out to dinner with Molly. She was so very thoughtful and I am always knocked speechless by the kindness that people have shown to my children and me. It makes an unbearable pain a little less so.

I only had one moment where tears threatened, in an otherwise really happy evening. When they showed the season in review on video before the rally. Last year Justin Verlander pitched a no hitter. My husband used to bug us about watching every game. As in,"Do you really have to watch every game?" That night I walked in the door (I can't remember where I was) and saw him sitting in his chair, watching the game. I said,"You're watching baseball willingly?" and he smiled. He also chewed gum (for gumtime) right alongside us when Magglio hit the homerun that would vault the Tigers into the World Series in 2006. He was always there when it mattered, sharing the fun. And I can't imagine life without that shared happiness. Somedays I can't imagine a life filled with decades at all. So I try not to. I try to enjoy the little breaks and rests from it...like tonight.

Thank you, Molly. That was wonderful of you.

11 comments:

Kesha said...

Molly did something wonderful for you and the children that will give you good memories for a lifetime. I've had the pleasure of meeting Molly a few times and her heart is always in the right place. A good friend indeed. I'm so glad you all had a good time Laura. The kids are beautiful and Nicole is looking quite well for all her health issues. Continued love and hugs for all of you.

kesha

haylee said...

Both kids look radiant!

Marshamlow said...

The world is filled with some really great people. Your kids do look wonderful.

Shelly Overlook said...

What a great new memory for the three of you. Nik is stunning!

Gayle said...

I second your resolution to try to live "in the moment" whenever you can, and to let yourself enjoy every positive moment that happens. Do you read the "Girl Left Behind" blog? She has a great entry about living in the moment.

The Stevens Family said...

The kids look like they had so much fun and I can't believe how great Nik looks all ready. I'm so glad you guys had a good night.

Laurie said...

So glad you guys had a great night. I can't believe how good Nicole looks for all she has been through, just beautiful. And James' smile says it all, what a cutie. Living in the moment is a very good thing Laura, the moment is all we are given if we really think about it. Moment by moment, now that is doable. Hugs and more hugs to you today.

Laurie in Ca.

Scott said...

What a great picture, and a great time. Dontrell is supposed to be one of the good guys in baseball, glad you all had the chance to meet him. I will root for him and the Tigers this year, except of course when they are playing my Red Sox!

What is gumtime?

Donna said...

The kiddos look so happy!! What fun!!

Nance said...

Now you are making new memories, which can at times feel a little traitorous, but helps to weave a thread of strength into this part of your lives. You are doing very well, I think, in such a small span of time.

rachd said...

What a wonderful night! I'm so glad you got to get out as a family for the night. What a fun opportunity for you all. And, what a lovely Leonard memory. :o)

Big HUGS!