Sunday, September 7, 2008

First game of the season & other random stuff

Finally! It seems like the team has been practicing for days on end, so it was great to see them playing on Friday night. The Mustangs defeated Dayton, who before the game were ranked 4th in the state. It was a fantastic win for us.

Last night we joined my parents for a rare adult dinner at Gaidos. We had a great evening and really enjoyed it.

Today Jamie and I will be traveling to Beaumont to attend a wake for my college roomate's dad. I'm so saddened by his passing. I have such fond memories of going home with my friend for the weekend during college. He was a wonderful man. I'm nervous about the wake, because I don't deal well with death, but it will be so good to see my friend and her family. It's been a long time, and I really miss her friendship since we've grown apart. I will get to meet her son for the first time today (assuming that she brings him). I think he's around 6 months old, and I can't wait to see him in person. We will be leaving Elise with my parents, because I am not sure if there will be an open casket, and I think it would scare her if there is. I am not ready to attempt an explanation about death just yet, but this event has really made me begin to think about how I am going to do that with her in the future.

Jamie has never met the family, and he's having to leave work early today to go with me. I was telling him last night how much I appreciate him coming along, because I know it makes him a bit uncomfortable to be thrown into that type of situation (trying to express condolences to people you have never met). He said, "That is what partners do for each other." I thought it was so sweet. It means a lot to me. I really didn't want to go alone.

While we are in Beaumont, we are going to drive over to Candace & Jeremy's house (in a nearby small town) for a quick visit. As luck would have it, they are having Reese's birthday party today, so we will be able to stop by and wish her a happy 3rd birthday. I wish Elise could come - she still talks about Reese a lot since our vacation together this summer. We will have to try to get together again another time.

I am currently drowning in laundry and lacking in motivation to do anything about it. In an effort to further procrastinate, I am going to go pull some pictures from last night's game and post them.


Jamie said...

It was nice to put a name with a face is meeting Jocelyn, Dawn, and their family (wish it could have been different circumstances). I know death is a subject that you dread, but you handled it very well my heart. I was so proud of you. I have also heard stories of strong people doing extra-ordinary things in the face of adversity... but watching Jocelyn, Dawn, and their mother stand at the front of that wake was one of the strongest things I had ever witnessed. I prayed for them lastnight and kept them in my thoughts all day. May GOD welcome Raul into the gates of heaven and allow him to watch over Jocelyn and her family.

NesrstaFamily said...

I am sorry to hear about your friend's dad. I hope you are doing ok. I know things must be so busy over there with football starting. Maybe I can catch a game this year!