December 1st, 2015 | Uncategorized
This thanksgiving dinner was another that I didn’t spend with my immediate family, but with my extended family here in Ireland. It was a really good night filled with laughs, good music, good food, and a memory I will never forget. Although I REALLY missed my mother’s Thanksgiving cooking and spending times with my family and friends it was fun experiencing thanksgiving in Ireland and being around such an awesome group of people. We laughed, shared our stories and experiences playing with our different teams, and sang along with the live band as they played all night.
The most memorable moment of the night for me was a surprise video from my mother organized by the great people who make the Sports Changes Life foundation special. The video showed my mother wishing me a happy thanksgiving and reminding me that “during this season of thanksgiving it is important that we give thanks for the things we do have and not to focus on things we don’t have”. It was really nice to receive that message on thanksgiving. I instantly wanted to be home that much more to give my mom a hug and eat her amazing food. I am truly thankful for my mother and all that she has done and continues to do for me. I want to send a special thanks to my mother’s friends and coworkers Mrs. Simone and Mrs. Shirley for assisting my mom with the video. “To God Be The Glory”