It is a new year and time to look back at 2018 and look forward to 2019. 2018 was a memorable year with family, friends and covering high school sports. Our whole family took a vacation this past summer in Alexandria at the Arrowwood Resort. All of our children and grandchildren were able to make it and we had so much fun just being together. Grandma and Grandpa were very happy that we all could spend time together as a family.
Last year I made a New Years resolution to stay out of the hospital and I’m happy to report I kept that resolution. I don’t really have a desire to make a New Years resolution this year. Lose weight and stay healthy has been my past New Years resolutions, but they usually last a week or two into January.
2018 brought some good news. My daughter in law Jenny and my sister Susan are cancer free! I’m so happy for them, but they both went through so much. I hate what cancer does to people and families. Both these beautiful ladies are amazing women. It is hard to be so far away from Jeremy and Jen and the grandkids when they are going through difficult times. Praying 2019 is better for them
My job brought me much joy again this year. I can’t really describe to you how I feel about my job at the radio station. I tell you all the time how much I love my job and I really do. I work with the best people, all of them are so happy all the time and have such a great attitude about life. Then I get to hang around the high school sports scene, with amazing coaches, players, parents, and grandparents that I get to visit with almost nightly. This past spring brought a state golf championship for the LQPV girls team. It was so much fun covering state golf in Becker. I will always remember standing next to Bella Stender when she was told they were state champions by one stroke, the huge smile on her face and then looking at me giving me the thumbs up! The complete joy on her face was unforgettable.
The Minneota volleyball team capturing a state volleyball title at the Excel Energy Center this past fall. The Minneota kids, coaches, and parents are special people to me. They have taken me in as part of their family, at least that’s what they tell me. The coach Haley Fruin, the girls on the team and parents are amazing people to be around. Molly Hennen and her sister Kelsey broadcasting with me courtside are real professionals when it comes to broadcasting volleyball. They are so much fun to work with. The three days covering the state volleyball tournament is something I will always remember about 2018
So bring on 2019!
I like to end with a quote from Roy T Bennet
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart