(catching up on Daily Grats…)
Sunday: Chris and Val
We watched the Super Bowl on Sunday over at Chris and Val’s house. It was nice to get to spend some time with them. Dennise, Chris and me have now officially known each other for a few weeks more than 20 years. We each met each other, twenty years ago this January, when Chris joined my staff in Boaz-Letterman Hall as a mid-year replacement “RA.” As I’ve said before, it was a mighty good staff.
Dennise was a part of it. So was Chris. So was Rep. Rafael Anchia.
It used to be that the folks I’d known twenty years were all elementary and high school friends. Now, they’re grad school friends. Wow.
I met Val when I was in charge of Pursuits and she and Chris started dating. Was mighty honored to do their wedding. They have two of the cutest kids anywhere. And it’s been even more fun having them at Northaven, too, and getting to keep up more than we probably would have otherwise.
BTW, Chris is running for one of the Dallas County Probate Courts. I wish him the best of luck. If elected, it will make three elected officials from my staff at Boaz-Letterman.
And I will still say, no matter how untrue it is: “They learned it all from me.”
So, Sunday, I was grateful for Chris and Val.
(During this year, my goal is to find something new to be thankful for every single day, and to add that thanksgiving as a blog entry, under the title “My Daily Gratitude.” I started this kick back around Thanksgiving, and it’s already resulted in a favorite new song of mine. The goal of this ongoing spiritual exercise is to see if doing such a thing might inspire even more gratitude within me, and to foster general awareness of life on a deeper level.)