“Then they would come home from school and have a meal and then about eight at night my husband and I would return to the kitchen and make another full meal. It was always a big meal at four and eight at night.” The older the boys got, the more they appreciated what their parents did, what it took to put those meals on the table, and how it helped get them where they are today. Every day they would cook omelets, pancakes, whatever I wanted.
“I would go to school and ask kids what they had for breakfast and they would say cereal,” said T. We were fed well to make sure we grew up big and strong.
“The kids knew from the time they were little if we were going to be at their practices and games supporting them, which they wanted us to be, they had to all chip in and do chores. I would make them peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to have as a snack at 10 a.m.And they said, no your kids are eating double lunch.I was like are they actually eating it, and they told me they were.We would have fruit that they could just toss in their backpacks, and we brought the food up for the most part. It’s a crucial part to their success, making sure you sleep well and eat well. They really don’t compromise that.” * * * Injuries. It’s a part of football, but a part nobody ever wants to think about. He always says I love you, every phone call.” Those talks are something both treasure, and they are talks that continue to make the bond even stronger. For fans, it makes them cringe to see their favorite player get hurt. I know it’s hard to be away, hard to be away from your girlfriend and family. My husband will joke I am going to stop calling you because you didn’t call me back. “We would do everything we could to be there,” said Connie. We would not be here without her love and support, and my dad too, always being there for us. It didn’t take that much time out of your day in order to help make a huge difference. “It was not easy at all, but we loved it,” said Connie. On my way to work I would pass two stores, because you could only use one coupon each time, and I would get as much as I could find.“That is why they stopped playing hockey, because we were always separated. We have been through our share of ups and downs, with injuries and all, they have always been there and been the backbone of this family.” Both parents worked, but there was balance. I would go to work, and people would give me their coupons and I would stop on the way home.By second grade they were eating double lunches at school.I called the school and said I don’t know who we are feeding, but my bill is reflecting more children than I have.