It’s often the little things in life that make me the most happy and today I am thankful for the moments in my life that become treasured memories for my future. At this time in my life I am back home living with my dad. It was a difficult decision to move back home so that I could fully concentrate on my last semesters at school and it has at times been challenging. This week I was reminded that even through some of the frustration I am thankful for the time I have with my dad and the memories we are making.
One of our favorite pastimes is watching sports on television and right now we are in the thick of college basketball season, slowly creeping up on March Madness. My dad is retired and has time to follow a lot of the teams and is always eager to share the latest buzzer-beater win or crazy on-the-court play with me when I get home from school. It makes me smile when he gets so excited over the triumphs of these teams.
Yesterday evening was one of those great moments in our house. We were watching #11 ranked Louisville play against #25 ranked Notre Dame when the game got crazy. Notre dame was playing absolutely out of their minds and the game stretched into an amazing five overtimes. Dad and I stayed up late to watch the drama unfold and enjoyed the longest game in Big Ten Conference history.
Even though neither team is our favorite and there are no real stakes for us in who wins, it was a moment of unity and enjoyment that reminded me how lucky I am to have a close relationship with my father and how blessed I am to be able to spend time with him. On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for my dad.