Monday, January 27, 2020

Aw....Mondays Love Stories and A Sad Day 01/26/2020

This baby Llama is so precious. He almost resembles a little lamb. He will fit into the Aw....Mondays. Stop by and say hello.
Some Llama fun facts. Everyday I try to learn something new.
January 26, 2020 we lost a legend. A man so great only one other NBA player surpasses him (Kareem Abdul Jabar). Kobe was a winner, he always wanted to be a winner but he also wanted others to succeed. I am stunned hearing of his untimely passing and the passing of his 13 year old daughter Gianna. We do not know all the facts but we are hearing that 7 others perished in the helicopter crash. May they all rest in peace.

I wasn't sure I liked Kobe when he first came on the scene. But both of our sons loved him and I grew to love him too. I was probably one of the few who never cared much for Michael Jordan. Kobe was such a hard working basketball player. Everything he did, he did in a big way. But when he retired he felt it was his time to leave. He went on to coach one of his four daughters. Sadly Gianna passed away with him in the crash today. I wonder how great she could have been. He taught her so much and I believe she might have been as great as her dad. Our hearts are sad today for Kobe's phamily and all those he and Gianna left behind. Many prayers go out for all the phamilies of the lives lost today. Even our nearly two year old grandson knows Kobe. When he dunks a ball in his little basketball hoop his daddy will say "Kobe". Rest in peace Kobe and Gianna.
I promised I would write a bit about how I met my husband. I was getting ready to go to California for my friend Barb's wedding when I decided to go to the Bloody Bucket Lounge at our local Holiday Inn on a Wednesday night with some friends. It was March 9, 1977. He was there too and asked me to dance. We went out a few times before he moved away when I came home from the wedding. He moved out of state and I didn't think too much about it. It was funny because while I was waiting for the birth of my oldest daughter, I was on maternity leave and my two aunts and their friend asked me to drive them to work each day. They paid for my gas so I was eager to help them out. This was December 1975. I tell the story backward because I Met my future mother-in-law Rita before I met her son!. She worked in the cafeteria at the Southern Colorado State College with my two aunts. Today the college is now Colorado State University at Pueblo. I went in to the cafeteria with them one day and they introduced me to Rita. I also went to say hi to my other aunt Elsie who was my dad's sister-in-law. My mom's two sisters Mary and Ann worked with Rita and my aunt Elsie as well as their friend Fay. My MIL looked at me and said "You would make a fine girlfriend/wife for my son Avery." So that's my story. We somehow started to date again although I still lived in Pueblo and he was in Denver. In July, 1983 I moved to Denver to take a job at the UCHSC (thank you Karen my life long friend). She worked in the cancer research center and she was always bugging me to make the move. She helped me find the perfect job and the rest is history. I lived in a cute third floor apartment on Dexter Street a few blocks from the hospital/school. It is where I established some wonderful life long friendships as my co worker Bea lived two doors away from me and she helped me navigate the school of medicine system where we worked together. She will be 90 this May. But Bea is another story for another time.
My hubby lived in Thornton at the time and I was in Denver. When my father fell critically in September 1983, my future hubby drove me home every single weekend and supported me as dad was in the ICU for 38 days. We had talked about marriage and that following May 1984 we tied the knot in a quiet ceremony as my father was unable to give me away . We have had many ups and downs but the journey has been a wonderful one even with all the pain and loss and sadness we have experienced along with all the beautiful moments and wonderful times. I know so many people with really cute love stories so I hope you will think about sharing yours soon.
A reason to keep smiling. A tiny Wrestler. Twice yesterday he was looking for me and said to me, "Grandmother, where were you? I was looking for you." He loves to wait for his two kiss candies when he comes over. He sure knows how to sweet talk a girl.
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Sandee said...

Awww on that baby llama. So adorable.

Sorry about Kobe too. So sad and his daughter too. Even worse.

Loved learning more about you and hubby.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug, my friend. ♥

Brian said...

Love that wee little llama. That was such a sweet hubby story, thanks for sharing it!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Cute llama!

Mevely317 said...

Aw, thank you soooo much for telling your Love Story! A gentleman even then! I especially liked that comment from your to-be MIL.

I can't even grasp the pain that Kobe's wife and daughters (and other families) are going through. I can only pray that the impact killed them instantly (v. the fire). We never know when it's our time; every day's a gift.

Edna B said...

What a beautiful love story. Maybe I'll share mine some day too. You havea wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Dogmom Diva said...

I did not know you met Avery before my wedding! Fun fact! Yours, like mine, is a story of everlasting love and perseverance! Hugs!❤