My family is finally back in town and training camp is over. Now, we have less than three weeks before the football season is officially underway!
It’s hard to believe that this will be my sixth NFL season. It seems like just yesterday that my wife and I were lying in our apartment wondering if I would make the team my first NFL season. Rather than announcing who makes the team, they only announce who has been released. The process happens over a period of about three days — needless to say, that three day span has been sleepless for us every year.
This year is a little bit different for me because now I have a nine month old daughter. Rather than spending time worrying about what the future will bring, she helps me stay in the moment. I just sang nursery rhymes with her (the itsy bitsy spider is her favorite) and we rolled a small basketball back and forth across the living room floor.
When she smiles at me, my world is complete. I'm sure that those of you who are parents understand. She and her mother help to make me the happiest man in the world. I feel so blessed.
Well, I better head off. My girls are upstairs waiting for me to read a story before we all turn in for the night. Tomorrow is another day of football -I can’t wait!!!
Because there is no greater thrill in football than scoring a touchdown, each time I write a blog I’m going to include “today’s touchdown” — an awesome moment from my day. I'm interested to hear what your touchdowns were today too.
Watching a video about the purposes of marriage with Rachel. It was a great reminder for us that marriage is about reflecting God’s love and not a selfish endeavor. It is about serving each other and not getting our own needs met. Rachel and I both love working on our marriage — we’re lucky that we started off on the right foot six years ago and I still feel like the luckiest man alive when I wake up next to her every morning!