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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sitting by God - NOT What you Think!

The big event this week, was my second trip to a pre-season game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
We went a few years ago, but that was with tickets from our brother-in-law.  This time, we used our new season tickets!  Jim had been on the waiting list for 27 years!  We are in section 740, way up by God!  (it is noted that we are interested in an upgrade).
We started our adventure by going to Kohl's Department Store.  It was raining there; so much for fixing my hair!  The customer service department was holding an NFL Green Bay Packer polo shirt for my husband.  We picked that up, then went to Walmart to pick up some meds, ate at Sub-way, picked up our son from work, went home, quick changed and left for the game. 
Jim has a co-worker who owns a field near Lambeau for parking.  It is only about two blocks from the stadium, but our gate is on the opposite end of the stadium, so it was a bit of walking.  I wore my #12 Rogers jersey, and told Jim to hold my hand or he would be going home with the wrong #12!
We started ascending the escalators.  After two, I was getting dizzy, so we took the elevator.  Level seven is as high as it gets.  I am afraid of heights!  It was a steep climb up the steps to our seats, lucky row number 13!  As I got in my seat.  I hung onto the arm for dear life, kept my eyes closed and as I imagined  being stuck like this for the next three hours, a few tears rolled down my cheek.  Jim kept saying that I would get used to it, and after some time, I did.  Phew!  One poor lady left, walking sideways down the steps with her eyes closed, hanging on tightly to the railing, while her friend led her down.  I guess I'm not the only one who is afraid of heights!
Up by God!
Sitting with my honey.
The thing with a pre-season game is that it doesn't count!  It consists mostly of third and fourth string players that are applying for a job with any team from the NFL, so I didn't know the players.  I also don't know much about football, so kept asking Jim questions.  It was difficult without having the TV or radio announcer giving you the play by plays.  (You mean I have to pay attention?).
Still, it was an experience.  My favorite part of the game, was when a college grad sang The Star Spangled Banner and the fireworks went off from the stadium!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! That is incredible! It would be my dream to go see the Dallas Cowboys play. I'm a huge fan and love football. I stayed up late to watch a preseason game last night! Let the FUN begin! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

How wonderful! I love your photos, you are far more photogenic than I! :)

White Lace and Promises said...

I call those nose bleed seats. My mother in law and I went to the Grand Ole Opry recently and my friends and I went to see Beth Moore and we had near-to-the-heart-of God seats. I tell you I was scared to death. I'm with you, I love the energy of a live game but I'm totally lost without the play by play announcers. Baseball and basketball, I understand. Football is a no. I am glad to visit again. I've finally got a day to myself. Hope you have a great weekend.

Linda said...

Glad you had a good time............but how can a person see what's going on in the game? Oh well, people watching is always fun.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Holy Molly, I am not sure I could go that high either! But, it is so fun to go to games, I am sure it was totally worth it!


Sandy said...

I wonder if fans are ever sitting in clouds way up there?

Carolee said...

I am totally with you on the height! Not for me either. I would miss the yellow TV line that shows how far they have to go for the first down!

Oliva Ohlson said...

OMG!!! How fun for you and your family! My Hubby is a big Green Bay Packers fan! Lambeau Field is on our bucket list!

I'm so glad you were able to make it to your seats. I felt that way when we went to the new US Stadium here in Minneapolis.
Take care!

Terra Hangen said...

Go Packers! My favorite team. My cousin lives in Green Bay and I have seen some games in Lambeau Field when my dad was a newspaper sports editor and I even watched from the Press Box. Actually my cousin was in the running for the Green Bay Packers FAN Hall of Fame last year.