On Sunday, it hit me what my choice really means. It means that I will live on through someone else. It means that my family can be proud of the difference that I could make in a stranger's life even through tragedy in our own. It means that someone else gets to spend more days, weeks, months, years with their loved ones. It means that a stranger might welcome my family into theirs and my family might welcome a stranger into our family.
This weekend, Coach Grimes parents and Stacey got to meet the lady who was the recipient of his heart when he passed. They got to listen to his heart and heard the words "I am not the owner of his heart, I am merely the gatekeeper of his heart" from a grateful and humbled woman. I do believe that 2 families were united as one this weekend.
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When each of his track girls graduated, one could be sure that they would receive a framed piece of black fabric that said "Teammates Forever." Grimes. I think he knew that "Teammates Forever" meant more than just on that iconic black oval out behind the school in little ole' Limon, Colorado. And even after he is gone, he is still welcoming new members to the TEAM.
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