New York, NY

I am a bit nervous sitting here right now, typing and waiting…killing time until 7pm.  My last blog was months ago, so I’m a little hesitant to pick it up again.  My hiatus from writing was self-induced.  When I started this blog, I thought “I’ll write a little about what’s on mind from time to time,” but the reality immediately became “Oh, I want to share this, and that, and EVERYTHING!” I have zero self-discipline, and all I wanted to do was write!! Nothing else, just sit at my computer with a happy, little smile on my face 🙂  I’ve been wanting to get back to my blog, within reason of course, so here goes…again.

I am also just a tad nervous for 7 o’clock to roll around.  Coach is currently on a plane headed for New York, making his way to the Heisman Trophy Award Ceremony.  My prayers have been lifted, my wishes made, and my fingers are crossed.  I hope Robert wins!  Nothing changes if he doesn’t; RGIII is, and will always be, the same Robert to us.  He’s the guy who agreed to read to over a hundred kids for my BEAR Night program thinking it would be about 30-45 minutes, but happily stayed for almost 3 hours to take an individual photo with every child and parent in attendance.

RGIII reading a football book for BEAR Night

Every single person at BEAR Night had a picture with Robert...

Even SonShine and Angel Girl

He’s the guy who always spends time talking to Angel Girl and SonShine when they go to work with Coach, and he never hesitates when the kids’ friends ask for photos, autographs, or a bit of conversation. Robert’s one of several amazing guys who buy into what Coach is “selling” by believing in him, listening to his expertise, and applying all the tweaks and changes, shifts and adjustments that Coach asks them to make.  I love these boys – men – because they love Coach, and therefore, they are part of our family.

Robert and Coach after a big W

I have had many people comment this week, “I know you are so proud of Coach,” and they are correct, I AM very proud of Coach.  The thing is, though, I’m no more proud of him today than any other day.  I’m always ridiculously proud of all he gives his players, and his co-workers, and his family.  I’m always amazed at how his mind works and how he just sees things that others miss.  I’m always overwhelmed with the amount of love I feel for this guy.  But I wasn’t any less proud of him 16 years ago, when he coached his first football season at a tiny 1A high school program in a place no one has ever heard of.

My pride in him is constant every day…today I am just really, really HAPPY for him!  I’m ecstatic that Robert is a finalist for the biggest award in college football.  I’m overjoyed that he invited Coach to share in this time with him.  I’m smiling and teary and anxious all at once.  And no matter whose name is called out tonight at that award show, I am thrilled that Coach is there, in New York City, looking super cute on TV, and doing what he does best: supporting someone we love.