Tony and Tyler
Tyler in the corner of the sofa, with Brian, Tony, Michael, Travis, Erik, and Mark. It's hard to see, but the tuba player is running out to dot the "I" on the big screen befind Erik.
Tyler with Grandma Bonnie and Grandpa Terry
Michael and Erik
Oreo in her Buckeye shirt
Now everyone else is asleep (they have school in the morning), but Tyler is still up. He is replaying the game on xbox, trying for a better outcome. This time, since he has more control, I have no doubt victory will be his.
As I sit in the quiet and think about the game, I am reading a note Tyler received in the mail today. It is a large note with a Vince Lombardi quote. As I recall other sporting saying, I feel like many were specifically to Tyler. Every day I am amazed at his strength and courage. We begin round 3 of chemo tomorrow.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more than the events that occur.
A champion is one who gets up when he can't.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a persons determination.
The difference between successful people and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of determination.
If everything in under control, you are not going fast enough.
Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs, even checked with failure,than to take the ranks with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows no victory nor defeat.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
There is nothing impossible to him who will fight.
---Alexander The Great