I have been a Patriots fan my whole life. I was born and raised a football fan and Patriots fan by my Dad. He truly loved football almost as much as he loved my sister and I. He was the quarterback at Abington High School and football was in his blood was and since he had two daughters and no sons he was determined to make us fans. He bought us Pats things and I quickly fell in love with the Patriots. Even when I lived in Kansas for 15 years I was stilll loyal to my Patriots and tried to convince my friends to become fans.
I have wanted to go to a Pats game my whole life especially this season. Due to my Huntingtons Disease getting worse I didn't know if would be too sick to go later in life. It was a now or never situation. My family looked at tickets this season because they knew how deeply I wanted to go but we decided that tickets were too expensive and we never went. I was starting to believe I would never get to go.
I had a guardian angel give my mom two free tickets to the AFC Champion tickets and she cried when she got them and cried when she gave them to me. I was beyond estatic to attend that game of all games.
I literally had the time of my life at that game. It was so surreal for me to be there and there were so many happy moments where I tried to take it all in. We had amazing seats and we we were warm and dry despite that it was pouring rain we were under an overhang. The game was incredible and it was amazing to see the Patriots win and receive the trophy. I still cant believe I witnessed it all.
My Dad is no longer here, he died from the same awful disease that I have but I know without a doubt that he was watching over me and that game. I also believe that's why all my stars aligned and I was able to go and have the time of my life and see an amazing game- all because my Dad is watching over me and proud of my blog, Boston Globe article, me being an HD advocate, and my strength and how I stay positive and that's his way of showing it. Patriots were our thing - we watched the Patriots game on the last day I ever saw him at the hospital five days before he died and the stars could not have aligned without him watching out for me. It wasn't luck it was my Dad. I believe in a heaven and know that's where he is looking down on me and Liz.
I'm forever grateful to the person who thought of me and gracesely gave the tickets. They truly made me like the happiest girl in the world.
Happy tears as I write today.
Thamks for reading as I share my HD journey and all the good and bad that comes with it- this one sure is a great thing,