Day 140 – Thankful for Modern Connectedness 

In case you missed it, Uncle Frank was selected to become the 19th member of the Packer Hall of Fame today!!!

While I wasn’t able to make it to Green Bay for the festivities it felt like I was right there.  I paused everything at 11:00, texted my brother Nick, and he came through in the clutch.  He fired up FaceTime and streamed the entire event to me live.

With my phone’ mic on mute I was able to watch the introductions, hear Uncle Frank’s name get called, and then share in the eruption of cheering and applause.  It was awesome!!!  Seeing the emotion on Uncle Frank’s face was incredible, as was hearing the sounds of happiness.  I laughed at some of his comments, and had a little awesome welling up in my eyes as he choked back his emotions.  It was an incredible moment to be able to share, I’m so thankful that I was able to enjoy it.  

The other thing it reminds me of is what an awesome relationship my brother and I have.  There’ve been many times in which we’ve been able to share in a moment like this (well, okay, not quite like this) via phone, FaceTime, or text and it’s felt like we were there hanging out together even though we were hours away.  While it’s always better when we’re in the same room or stadium I’m always impressed with our ability to connect for things like sporting events…  I don’t know how else to explain it, it’s just pretty freaking awesome, and I am very thankful for it.


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