Home sick again today…as my grandma would say, “BOR-ING!” So, here goes Day 4 of my challenge…
Write about a happy memory.
In 2008, there was one thing I wanted and one thing only – to go to Trevor Linden Night. He had been my favourite hockey player for as long as I could remember. He may have initially been my favourite because I thought he was cute. Okay okay, that’s absolutely why. And if you read my post about my celebrity crushes you’ll see that he’s still #1!
I wanted to be there so badly to see #16 retired but the game was sold out. I scoured Craiglist ads for days, hoping that a decently priced ticket would appear. It didn’t. I just couldn’t justify spending over $500 for one night. And if I didn’t want to go alone? $1000. I couldn’t. Although I was horribly disappointed, I accepted that I would have to watch it on TV and tried to forget about it. Not exactly a happy memory, is it? I promise it’s coming…
Then came my 26th birthday. I opened all my gifts from my parents and my boyfriend at the time. I was spoiled, as usual, and as I thanked them my Dad told me he had one more. I opened the gift, took one look and burst into tears. And when I say this, I actually mean full on sobbing. I could NOT contain my excitement and happiness. This was the best gift EVER! My dad had saved the day!
On December 17th, 2008, I donned the jersey I had asked for for my 21st birthday. Trevor had signed it a few years (yes, years) later.
The night was magical. It was emotional. It was amazing.
I absolutely shed tears as they raised his banner to the rafters beside Stan Smyl’s.
What started out as a disappointment turned out to be one of my happiest memories! Thanks again, Dad!💜