|Go Colts! BHB played soccer, softball and basketball when she was in middle school. She even coached soccer one year.|
|This is D's favorite picture with BHB. They are at a Dallas Cowboy/Washington Redskin football game.|
Her competitive nature started when she was quite young. Whenever hubbie D and I would sit on the back porch in our Franklin Farm house in Virginia, she would beg her daddy to time her on his stopwatch running around the house.
I actually think Doug first came up with the idea to keep her busy. After that first time, all she wanted to do was run faster.
She would run around the house and try to break her own time. It only gave us about 90 seconds of quite time, but it was a very enjoyable 90 seconds.
I was looking for something 30 years old that is sports related and discovered a dive shop in the Bahamas that is named Brendal’s Dive Center, which was opened in 1985.
|Scuba diving was a big part of BHB's growing up. She became a Master Diver.|
Hint to BHB - they also talk about how wrinkles start at 30. What you do now, shows up on your face when you are my age.
This link goes to a blog written by Mark Manson. It is very interesting for any age in your life.
#2 on his list is START TAKING CARE OF YOUR HEALTH NOW, NOT LATER.
Do I see a trend here?
Inside Mark’s blog is this quote from one of my personal heroes, Steve Jobs.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
As it would happen, BHB sent me an email this morning (written last night) to let me know she has the flu.
She is very sick on her 30th birthday -- and I bet she did not even make it out of bed today. Oh well, when you are old you have take better care of your body. BHB – getting old is something you have to accept now that you are in your 30’s.
(OH NO, how old does that make me? Boy, do I feel old…..)
|Here is BHB with my parents, her grandparents right after High School Graduation.|