Saturday

Football is here....and he isn't...


Auburn football begins today.

Another chapter in my life I will have to go through without him.



Our first date happened at Auburn. Our first kiss.

Our favorite place to hang out started at Auburn's Mellow Mushroom and led us to so many more.

The first picture we ever took together.

This one.



The goofy grin on his face as he waved at me all the way down (and up) the stairs....



The first time we goofed off with Dr. Bill (who ironically, I used to call Dr. Lecter....he used to bring me a wildflower every game and say "Hello Clarice") as a couple...



Chilling at home watching the away games.........



Good times with friends....







Meeting Coach Dye....Tiger Walk...rolling Toomer's corner....the Shelby County Auburn Club...SEC days....lazy Saturdays watching football and grilling out all day...the traditions and things that made us an Auburn family........Patrick Murphy Mann included......







We went to see the President there.....



I'll go back to Auburn I know. It was a part of me long before I even knew G, but he just made it a better part. I am going to try and go next weekend. It's the Mississippi State game. That game, 6 years ago, was our first date. So it's gonna be tough.

But I'll go and be surrounded by friends. I'll sing "Budda Getta" and scream "It's great to be an Auburn Tiger" and yell out the fight songs and hug Aubie on Tiger Walk and buy a game shirt and do all of the things we did in what seems like a lifetime ago.

I might not go to Mellow Mushroom, not just yet. And I probably won't do many of the things that he and I did in our Auburn game weekend routine.

But I'll do some new things. I'll make my own traditions. Auburn will always be my home. And I know you'll be watching over me, soaring above me like Tiger and Spirit do before the game.


War Eagle Baby . I love you.

7 comments:

Sodapop said...

I think the year of "firsts" is always the hardest and most poignant.

Everything shifts and changes and the "if he were still here" statements fly like the birds.

What wonderful, beautiful memories you have of him and I thank you for sharing this with us. With me.

*hugs*

TexasRaceLady said...

I'm glad you're going to the game, Kimbo.

G will be with you. As long as you draw breath and as long as you remember him, he'll be with you. Just reach out with your mind, and you'll feel him near.

Go have a great time. After all, an Auburn Tiger never gives up.

War Eagle!!!

Robin said...

Kim, I am so sorry that you are having such a rough time. The first year is the hardest. Hopefully, you will be able to make new, good memories to go along with your old, good memories.

{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you my friend!

Robin :o)

T Lee said...

O, GIRL, have a BLAST! it won't hurt anyone's feelings! We and HE will love you for it! GO TIGERS!

T Lee said...

PS: this post did NOT go viral onme!

LOVIN7 said...

Hang in there Cozzie. Go and enjoy the game as much as you can. G will be with you in spirit. Hayesdogg is heading down your way this week for vacation-not sure where exactly. ((HUGS))

marty said...

Enjoy the game, Kim and your time in Auburn as best you can.